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Fran | 10651 comments The Big Bang Theory Quarterly Challenge
December 15, 2018- March 14, 2019


The Big Bang Theory is an American television sitcom created by Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady, both of whom serve as executive producers on the series, along with Steven Molaro. All three also serve as head writers. The show premiered on CBS on September 24, 2007. The twelfth and final season which will run through 2018–19 premiered on September 24, 2018, consisting of 24 episodes.

The show originally centered on five characters living in Pasadena, California: Leonard Hofstadter and Sheldon Cooper, both physicists at Caltech, who share an apartment; Penny, a waitress and aspiring actress who lives across the hall; and Leonard and Sheldon's similarly geeky and socially awkward friends and co-workers, aerospace engineer Howard Wolowitz and astrophysicist Raj Koothrappali


Pick a level and begin reading on December 15th!

Level 1-Complete any 5 tasks- I own a t.v.
Level 2- Complete any 10 tasks- I occasionally watch t.v.
Level 3- Complete any 15 tasks- I have a few favorite tv shows
Level 4- Complete any 20 tasks- I want to check out Big Bang Theory
Level 5-Complete any 25 tasks- I watch Big Bang Theory every week!
Level 6- Complete all 30 tasks- Big Bang Theory is my favorite tv show!
Bonus- 5 books that can be completed with any level

**There is no minimum page requirement for this challenge.
Audiobooks and rereads are allowed.
You can always add levels as you go.
You may update your original post with your progress or repost , it is your choice. But please repost upon completion**



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Fran | 10651 comments Tasks for the Big Bang Theory Quarterly Challenge-

These actors are credited in all episodes of the series:

1. Johnny Galecki as Leonard Hofstadter: An experimental physicist with an IQ of 173, who received his PhD when he was 24 years old. Leonard is a nerd who loves video games, comic books, and Dungeons & Dragons. Leonard is the straight man of the series, in which he shares an apartment in Pasadena, CA, with Sheldon. Leonard is smitten with his new neighbor Penny when they first meet, and they eventually marry.
Read a romance with characters who live near each other or a romance set in California or a New Adult romance.

2. Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper: Originally from Galveston, Texas, Sheldon was a child prodigy with an eidetic memory who began college at the age of eleven, and earned a PhD at age sixteen. He is a theoretical physicist researching quantum mechanics and string theory, and despite his IQ of 187, he finds many routine aspects of social situations difficult to grasp. He is determined to have his own way, continually boasts of his intelligence, and has an extremely ritualized way of living. Despite these quirks, he begins a relationship with Amy Farrah Fowler, and they eventually marry.
Read a book set in Texas, or a book with a quirky character, or a book with a child in the story.

3. Kaley Cuoco as Penny: An aspiring actress from Omaha, Nebraska. Penny moves in across the hall from Sheldon and Leonard. She waits tables and occasionally tends the bar at the Cheesecake Factory. After giving up hope of becoming a successful actress, Penny becomes a pharmaceutical sales representative. Penny becomes friends with Bernadette and Amy, and they often hang out in each other's apartments. Penny and Leonard form a relationship and eventually marry.
Read a book with friends in the story, or a book with a character in the food industry, or a character who is in sales.

4. Simon Helberg as Howard Wolowitz: An aerospace engineer who got his Masters at MIT. Howard is Jewish and lived with his mother, Debbie (Carol Ann Susi). Unlike Sheldon, Leonard, Raj, Bernadette and Amy, Howard does not hold a doctorate. He goes into space, training as an astronaut and serving as a payload specialist. Howard initially fancies himself as a womanizer, but he later starts dating Bernadette, and they get engaged and married. Howard also has a tendency to waste money on toys and argues with Bernadette because of his oddly low income as an engineer and her high income as a pharmaceutical biochemist.
Read a book with a sky or stars or clouds on the cover, or a book with a character who is a playboy or who lives with their family.

5. Kunal Nayyar as Rajesh Koothrappali: A particle astrophysicist originally from New Delhi, India. Raj is initially unable to talk to women unless he drinks alcohol. Raj also has very feminine tastes and often takes on a stereotypical female role in his friendship with Howard as well as in the group of four men. Raj later dates Lucy (Kate Micucci), who also suffers from social anxiety, but it eventually ends; he later speaks to Penny without alcohol and thus overcomes his selective mutism. He begins dating Emily and their relationship later becomes exclusive. Raj also has a Yorkshire Terrier named Cinnamon.
Read a book set in India, or a book with a shy character, or a book with an animal on the cover or in the story.

These actors were first credited as guest stars and later promoted to main cast:

6. Sara Gilbert as Leslie Winkle (recurring season 1, starring season 2, guest seasons 3, 9): A physicist who works in the same lab as Leonard. In appearance, she is essentially Leonard's female counterpart and has conflicting scientific theories with Sheldon. Leslie has casual sex with Leonard and later Howard. Gilbert was promoted to a main cast member during the second season but resumed guest star status because producers could not come up with enough material for the character. Gilbert returned to The Big Bang Theory for its 200th episode.
Read a book with at least 200 ratings or a book with a character comes back home from somewhere else, or a book with a number in the title (spelled out or numerical).

7. Melissa Rauch as Bernadette Rostenkowski-Wolowitz (recurring season 3, starring seasons 4–): A young woman who initially is a co-worker at The Cheesecake Factory with Penny to pay her way through graduate school, where she is studying microbiology. Bernadette is introduced to Howard by Penny; at first, they do not get along, apparently having nothing in common. They date and later get engaged and married. Although generally a sweet and good-natured person, Bernadette has a short fuse and can be vindictive and lash out when provoked.
Read a friends to lovers or enemies to lovers romance, or a book with a student in it.

8. Mayim Bialik as Amy Farrah Fowler (guest star season 3, starring seasons 4–): A woman selected by an online dating site as Sheldon's perfect mate. Amy is from Glendale, CA. While she and Sheldon initially share social cluelessness, after befriending Penny and Bernadette she eventually becomes more interested in social and romantic interaction. Her relationship with Sheldon slowly progresses to the point at which Sheldon considers her his girlfriend, eventually they get married. Amy believes she and Penny are best friends, a sentiment that Penny does not initially share. Amy has a Ph.D. in neurobiology.
Read a book with a character who uses a computer, or cell phone, or a book that is lingering on your tbr.

9. Kevin Sussman as Stuart Bloom (recurring seasons 2–5, 7, starring seasons 6, 8–): A mild-mannered, under-confident owner of a comic book store. A competent artist, Stuart is a graduate of the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design, and though he is socially awkward he possesses slightly better social skills. Stuart implies he is in financial trouble and that the comic book store now also is his home. He is later invited to join the guys' group while Howard is in space. Stuart gets a new job caring for Howard's mother later. After Mrs. Wolowitz's death, Stuart continues to live in her home, along with Howard and Bernadette, until he finds a place of his own.
Read a book with an artistic character, or a character who takes care of someone else, or read a graphic novel or comic book.

10. Laura Spencer as Emily Sweeney (recurring seasons 7–8, 10, starring season 9): A dermatologist at Huntington Hospital. Emily went to Harvard and delights in the macabre and states that she likes her job because she can cut things with knives. Prior to meeting Raj, Emily was set up on a blind date with Howard. After finding Emily's online dating profile, Raj has Amy contact her as his wingman instead. Their relationship becomes exclusive, but Raj later breaks up with Emily when he becomes infatuated with the bartender Claire (Alessandra Torresani).
Read a book with a weapon on the cover or in the story, or a book with a character in the medical field.

Some fun facts about The Big Bang Theory-

11. We still don't know Penny's surname-
Read a book with a mysterious character or a mystery or suspenseful romance.
12. Actress Mayim Bialik has an actual neuroscience PhD in real life
Read a book with a nerdy or geeky character or a book with glasses or a head on the cover.
13. The cast are also highly skilled musicians
Read a book with a musician or a character that listens to music or a musical instrument on the cover.
14. It was completely ripped off in Belarus
Read a book that has had more than one cover or read a book that is a retelling.
15. There's a real bee named after Sheldon's catchphrase 'Bazinga'.
Read a book with a title that starts with the letter 'B' or an author's first or last name that starts with the letter 'B'.
16. Jim Parsons has never seen Star Trek
Read a paranormal or sci-fi or fantasy romance or a book with something that flies on the cover.
17. Sheldon's shirts sometimes convey his mood.
Read a book with a shirt on the cover or a character who is moody.
18. CBS gave it a three-season renewal. Twice.
Read a book that is part of a trilogy or has at least 6 books in its series.
19. The characters spoke about Mayim Bialik before she was on the show
Read a book with a character that has a big mouth, or gossips, or a book with a mouth on the cover.
20. The elevator scenes are filmed on just one floor
Read the first book in a series or a stand-alone title.
21. 'Soft Kitty' is an actual song
Read a book with a 'softie' character, or a character that could scratch your eyes out, or a book with 'soft' colors on it (light pink, light yellow, baby blue, etc).
22. The Big Bang Theory might be about the apocalypse
Read a dystopian or apocalyptic book or a book that has a bad date or experience in it.
23. Howard has only female toys
Read a book with a kick-ass (strong, fearless, etc.) female character or a book written by a female author.
24. Penny was originally Katie
Read a book with an author that has a pseudonym or a book that has a character that goes through a big change (life, appearance, move, job, etc.)
25. Nearly everyone has seen Penny naked
Read a book with skin on the cover
26. Penny has been using the same purse since the second episode of the first season!
Read the second book in a series or a book with a character who is very attached to something or someone.
27. In every single one of the main female characters' first appearances, the first person to speak to them was their future partner.
Read a book with insta-love or a book with a wedding or engagement in the story.
28. In 2008, Kaley Cuoco revealed that she and Johnny Galecki secretly dated for two years!
Read a book that was published in 2008, or has a 2, 0, or 8 in the page count, or a book with a character with a secret.
29. The cast members are some of the world's highest paid tv actors.
Read a book with a wealthy character or a book with a character who works very hard for their money.
30. There are several board games with a Big Bang Theory theme, including Clue, Trivial Pursuit
Read a book with a character who is a detective, or in the banking industry, or is a 'know-it-all', or a book with several colors on the cover.

Bonus-
The show premiered on CBS on September 24, 2007.
The twelfth and final season which will run through 2018–19 premiered on September 24, 2018, consisting of 24 episodes.

1. Read a book with the letters c, b, and s in the title and author's name (combined).
2. Read a book published in September of any year.
3. Read a book by an author with at least 12 separate works.
4. Read a book published in 2007, or 2018 or 2019
5. Read a book that puts a smile on your face or is a 'comfort' read for you


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Chan | 2926 comments OH MY GOSH! BBT is one of my fave shows! I so have to participate in this challenge!


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Fran | 10651 comments Chan wrote: "OH MY GOSH! BBT is one of my fave shows! I so have to participate in this challenge!"

Yay! It's one of my favorites too....in my house we all watch together :)


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Fran | 10651 comments The Big Bang Theory Quarterly Challenge
December 15, 2018- March 14, 2019

Level 1-Complete any 5 tasks- I own a t.v.

Tasks for the Big Bang Theory Quarterly Challenge-
1. Johnny Galecki as Leonard Hofstadter:
Read a romance with characters who live near each other or a romance set in California or a New Adult romance.
2. Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper:
Read a book set in Texas, or a book with a quirky character, or a book with a child in the story.
3. Kaley Cuoco as Penny:
Read a book with friends in the story, or a book with a character in the food industry, or a character who is in sales.
4. Simon Helberg as Howard Wolowitz:
Read a book with a sky or stars or clouds on the cover, or a book with a character who is a playboy or who lives with their family.
5. Kunal Nayyar as Rajesh Koothrappali:
Read a book set in India, or a book with a shy character, or a book with an animal on the cover or in the story.
6. Sara Gilbert as Leslie Winkle
Read a book with at least 200 ratings or a book with a character comes back home from somewhere else, or a book with a number in the title (spelled out or numerical).
7. Melissa Rauch as Bernadette Rostenkowski-Wolowitz
Read a friends to lovers or enemies to lovers romance, or a book with a student in it.
8. Mayim Bialik as Amy Farrah Fowler
Read a book with a character who uses a computer, or cell phone, or a book that is lingering on your tbr.
9. Kevin Sussman as Stuart Bloom
Read a book with an artistic character, or a character who takes care of someone else, or read a graphic novel or comic book.
10. Laura Spencer as Emily Sweeney
Read a book with a weapon on the cover or in the story, or a book with a character in the medical field.
11. We still don't know Penny's surname-
Read a book with a mysterious character or a mystery or suspenseful romance.
12. Actress Mayim Bialik has an actual neuroscience PhD in real life
Read a book with a nerdy or geeky character or a book with glasses or a head on the cover.
13. The cast are also highly skilled musicians
Read a book with a musician or a character that listens to music or a musical instrument on the cover.
14. It was completely ripped off in Belarus
Read a book that has had more than one cover or read a book that is a retelling.
15. There's a real bee named after Sheldon's catchphrase 'Bazinga'.
Read a book with a title that starts with the letter 'B' or an author's first or last name that starts with the letter 'B'.
16. Jim Parsons has never seen Star Trek
Read a paranormal or sci-fi or fantasy romance or a book with something that flies on the cover.
17. Sheldon's shirts sometimes convey his mood.
Read a book with a shirt on the cover or a character who is moody.
18. CBS gave it a three-season renewal. Twice.
Read a book that is part of a trilogy or has at least 6 books in its series.
19. The characters spoke about Mayim Bialik before she was on the show
Read a book with a character that has a big mouth, or gossips, or a book with a mouth on the cover.
20. The elevator scenes are filmed on just one floor
Read the first book in a series or a stand-alone title.
21. 'Soft Kitty' is an actual song
Read a book with a 'softie' character, or a character that could scratch your eyes out, or a book with 'soft' colors on it (light pink, light yellow, baby blue, etc).
22. The Big Bang Theory might be about the apocalypse
Read a dystopian or apocalyptic book or a book that has a bad date or experience in it.
23. Howard has only female toys
Read a book with a kick-ass (strong, fearless, etc.) female character or a book written by a female author.
24. Penny was originally Katie
Read a book with an author that has a pseudonym or a book that has a character that goes through a big change (life, appearance, move, job, etc.)
25. Nearly everyone has seen Penny naked
Read a book with skin on the cover
26. Penny has been using the same purse since the second episode of the first season!
Read the second book in a series or a book with a character who is very attached to something or someone.
27. In every single one of the main female characters' first appearances, the first person to speak to them was their future partner.
Read a book with insta-love or a book with a wedding or engagement in the story.
28. In 2008, Kaley Cuoco revealed that she and Johnny Galecki secretly dated for two years!
Read a book that was published in 2008, or has a 2, 0, or 8 in the page count, or a book with a character with a secret.
29. The cast members are some of the world's highest paid tv actors.
Read a book with a wealthy character or a book with a character who works very hard for their money.
30. There are several board games with a Big Bang Theory theme, including Clue, Trivial Pursuit
Read a book with a character who is a detective, or in the banking industry, or is a 'know-it-all', or a book with several colors on the cover.

Bonus-
The show premiered on CBS on September 24, 2007.
The twelfth and final season which will run through 2018–19 premiered on September 24, 2018, consisting of 24 episodes.

1. Read a book with the letters c, b, and s in the title and author's name (combined).
2. Read a book published in September of any year.
3. Read a book by an author with at least 12 separate works.
4. Read a book published in 2007, or 2018 or 2019
5. Read a book that puts a smile on your face or is a 'comfort' read for you


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Becky (fibrobabe) | 1383 comments I was literally watching a rerun of BBT when I discovered this post! I wasn't planning to start any more big challenges until January, but what the heck! I'm in.

Level 4: 20/20

Tasks for the Big Bang Theory Quarterly Challenge-
1. Johnny Galecki as Leonard Hofstadter:
Read a romance set in California.
Dead Ringer- read 12/16-12/17
2. Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper:
Read a book with a quirky character.
The Ghost Had an Early Check-out- read 12/19
3. Kaley Cuoco as Penny:
Read a book with a character in the food industry.
Tikka Chance on Me- read 12/31-1/1
4. Simon Helberg as Howard Wolowitz:
Read a book with a character who lives with their family.
A Summer for Scandal- read 1/4-1/6
5. Kunal Nayyar as Rajesh Koothrappali:
Read a book with an animal on the cover or in the story.
Roger- read 12/24
6. Sara Gilbert as Leslie Winkle
Read a book with at least 200 ratings.
Murder Takes the High Road- read 1/13-1/14
7. Melissa Rauch as Bernadette Rostenkowski-Wolowitz
Read a book with a student in it.
Out of Frame- read 1/18-1/19
8. Mayim Bialik as Amy Farrah Fowler
Read a book with a character who uses a computer or cell phone.
WRAPPED: A FIT Adjacent Christmas Novella- read 1/12
9. Kevin Sussman as Stuart Bloom
Read a book with an artistic character.
Merry Inkmas- read 12/24-12/26
10. Laura Spencer as Emily Sweeney
Read a book with a weapon on the cover or in the story, or a book with a character in the medical field.
11. We still don't know Penny's surname-
Read a book with a mystery or suspenseful romance.
The Magician's Angel- read 12/22-12/23
12. Actress Mayim Bialik has an actual neuroscience PhD in real life
Read a book with a nerdy or geeky character.
Signal Boost- read 1/6-1/7
13. The cast are also highly skilled musicians
Read a book with a musician.
Bad Boy's Bard- read 12/19-12/21
14. It was completely ripped off in Belarus
Read a book that has had more than one cover.
High Energy- read 1/14-1/16
15. There's a real bee named after Sheldon's catchphrase 'Bazinga'.
Read a book with a title that starts with the letter 'B' or an author's first or last name that starts with the letter 'B'.
16. Jim Parsons has never seen Star Trek
Read a paranormal or sci-fi or fantasy romance or a book with something that flies on the cover.
17. Sheldon's shirts sometimes convey his mood.
Read a book with a shirt on the cover or a character who is moody.
18. CBS gave it a three-season renewal. Twice.
Read a book that is part of a trilogy.
Just Physical- read 12/26-12/29
19. The characters spoke about Mayim Bialik before she was on the show
Read a book with a character who gossips.
The Girl Who Knew Too Much- read 1/8-1/12
20. The elevator scenes are filmed on just one floor
Read a stand-alone title.
Drag Teen- read 1/2-1/3
21. 'Soft Kitty' is an actual song
Read a book with a 'softie' character, or a character that could scratch your eyes out, or a book with 'soft' colors on it (light pink, light yellow, baby blue, etc).
22. The Big Bang Theory might be about the apocalypse
Read a dystopian or apocalyptic book or a book that has a bad date or experience in it.
23. Howard has only female toys
Read a book with a kick-ass (strong, fearless, etc.) female character or a book written by a female author.
24. Penny was originally Katie
Read a book with an author that has a pseudonym
Barbarian's Rescue- read 12/17-12/18
25. Nearly everyone has seen Penny naked
Read a book with skin on the cover
26. Penny has been using the same purse since the second episode of the first season!
Read the second book in a series or a book with a character who is very attached to something or someone.
27. In every single one of the main female characters' first appearances, the first person to speak to them was their future partner.
Read a book with a wedding in the story.
The Duchess Deal- read 1/19-1/21
28. In 2008, Kaley Cuoco revealed that she and Johnny Galecki secretly dated for two years!
Read a book with a character with a secret.
Stay My Fantasy- read 12/23
29. The cast members are some of the world's highest paid tv actors.
Read a book with a wealthy character or a book with a character who works very hard for their money.
Love Happens Anyway- read 12/15
30. There are several board games with a Big Bang Theory theme, including Clue, Trivial Pursuit
Read a book with a character who is a detective, or in the banking industry, or is a 'know-it-all', or a book with several colors on the cover.

Bonus-
The show premiered on CBS on September 24, 2007.
The twelfth and final season which will run through 2018–19 premiered on September 24, 2018, consisting of 24 episodes.

1. Read a book with the letters c, b, and s in the title and author's name (combined).
2. Read a book published in September of any year.
3. Read a book by an author with at least 12 separate works.
4. Read a book published in 2007, or 2018 or 2019
5. Read a book that puts a smile on your face or is a 'comfort' read for you


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Bookchaser | 1836 comments The Big Bang Theory Quarterly Challenge
Duration: December 15, 2018 - March 14, 2019
Level 6: Big Bang Theory is my favorite tv show! + Bonus




**There is no minimum page requirement for this challenge.
Audiobooks and rereads are allowed.
You can always add levels as you go.



You may update your original post with your progress or repost , it is your choice. But please repost upon completion**


30/30 Completed + 4/5 Bonus


Tasks for the Big Bang Theory Quarterly Challenge
These actors are credited in all episodes of the series:

01. Johnny Galecki as Leonard Hofstadter: Read a romance with characters who live near each other or a romance set in California or a New Adult romance.
Summer in Good Hope by Cindy Kirk - 01/12/19
02. Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper: Read a book set in Texas, or a book with a quirky character, or a book with a child in the story.
Unexpected Mommy by Sherryl Woods - 12/31/18
03. Kaley Cuoco as Penny: Read a book with friends in the story, or a book with a character in the food industry, or a character who is in sales.
The Secret Ingredient for a Happy Marriage by Shirley Jump 02/17/19
04. Simon Helberg as Howard Wolowitz: Read a book with a sky or stars or clouds on the cover, or a book with a character who is a playboy or who lives with their family.
Natural Born Trouble by Sherryl Woods - 12/31/18
05. Kunal Nayyar as Rajesh Koothrappali: Read a book set in India, or a book with a shy character, or a book with an animal on the cover or in the story.
Once Upon a Wine by Beth Kendrick - 01/10/19


Summer in Good Hope (Good Hope #2) by Cindy Kirk Unexpected Mommy by Sherryl Woods The Secret Ingredient for a Happy Marriage (O’Bannon Sisters, #2) by Shirley Jump Natural Born Trouble by Sherryl Woods Once Upon a Wine (Black Dog Bay, #4) by Beth Kendrick


These actors were first credited as guest stars and later promoted to main cast:

06. Sara Gilbert as Leslie Winkle: Read a book with at least 200 ratings or a book with a character comes back home from somewhere else, or a book with a number in the title (spelled out or numerical).
Two Turtle Island Doves by Kim Law - 12/17/18
07. Melissa Rauch as Bernadette Rostenkowski-Wolowitz: Read a friends to lovers or enemies to lovers romance, or a book with a student in it.
One Hot Daddy To Be? by Judy Christenberry - 02/03/19
08. Mayim Bialik as Amy Farrah Fowler: Read a book with a character who uses a computer, or cell phone, or a book that is lingering on your TBR.
A Time-Travel Christmas by Megan Daniel - 12/25/18
09. Kevin Sussman as Stuart Bloom: Read a book with an artistic character, or a character who takes care of someone else, or read a graphic novel or comic book.
Silver-Tongued Devil by Rosalind James - 01/24/19
10. Laura Spencer as Emily Sweeney: Read a book with a weapon on the cover or in the story, or a book with a character in the medical field.
Slugger Gone South by Alicia Hunter Pace - 02/01/19


Two Turtle Island Doves (Turtle Island, #2.5) by Kim Law One Hot Daddy To Be? (4 Tots for 4 Texans, #1) by Judy Christenberry A Time-Travel Christmas by Megan Daniel Silver-Tongued Devil (Portland Devils, #1) by Rosalind James Slugger Gone South (Gone South, #2.5) by Alicia Hunter Pace


Some fun facts about The Big Bang Theory:

11. We still don't know Penny's surname: Read a book with a mysterious character or a mystery or suspenseful romance.
Dragon's Heat by Lisa Ladew - 12/28/18
12. Actress Mayim Bialik has an actual neuroscience PhD in real life: Read a book with a nerdy or geeky character or a book with glasses or a head on the cover.
Holiday with a Twist by Shannon Stacey - 02/01/19
13. The cast are also highly skilled musicians: Read a book with a musician or a character that listens to music or a musical instrument on the cover.
Promise Me You by Marina Adair - 01/15/19
14. It was completely ripped off in Belarus: Read a book that has had more than one cover or read a book that is a retelling.
The Rancher and His Unexpected Daughter by Sherryl Woods - 12/29/18
15. There's a real bee named after Sheldon's catchphrase 'Bazinga'.: Read a book with a title that starts with the letter 'B' or an author's first or last name that starts with the letter 'B'.
Baby It's You by Stephanie Bond - 02/21/19
16. Jim Parsons has never seen Star Trek: Read a paranormal or sci-fi or fantasy romance or a book with something that flies on the cover.
Celta Cats by Robin D. Owens - 02/19/19
17. Sheldon's shirts sometimes convey his mood: Read a book with a shirt on the cover or a character who is moody.
The Littlest Angel by Sherryl Woods - 12/30/18
18. CBS gave it a three-season renewal. Twice: Read a book that is part of a trilogy or has at least 6 books in its series.
Just Stop Me by Rosalind James - 01/04/19
19. The characters spoke about Mayim Bialik before she was on the show: Read a book with a character that has a big mouth, or gossips, or a book with a mouth on the cover.
An Officer and a Rebel by Cindi Madsen - 01/08/19
20. The elevator scenes are filmed on just one floor: Read the first book in a series or a stand-alone title.
Snow Angel Cove by RaeAnne Thayne 02/15/19
21. 'Soft Kitty' is an actual song: Read a book with a 'softie' character, or a character that could scratch your eyes out, or a book with 'soft' colors on it (light pink, light yellow, baby blue, etc).
Forever in Texas by Jodi Thomas - 01/31/19
22. The Big Bang Theory might be about the apocalypse: Read a dystopian or apocalyptic book or a book that has a bad date or experience in it.
Fire in His Veins by Ruby Dixon - 02/07/19
23. Howard has only female toys: Read a book with a kick-ass (strong, fearless, etc.) female character or a book written by a female author.
Courting Carolina by Janet Chapman - 01/14/19
24. Penny was originally Katie: Read a book with an author that has a pseudonym or a book that has a character that goes through a big change (life, appearance, move, job, etc.).
A Simple Heart: A Cupid Falls Novella by Holly Jacobs - 12/28/18
25. Nearly everyone has seen Penny naked: Read a book with skin on the cover.
Shifter's Echo by Lisa Ladew - 02/09/19
26. Penny has been using the same purse since the second episode of the first season!: Read the second book in a series or a book with a character who is very attached to something or someone.
Just One Thing by Holly Jacobs - 01/31/19
27. In every single one of the main female characters' first appearances, the first person to speak to them was their future partner: Read a book with insta-love or a book with a wedding or engagement in the story.
Montana Dreams by Kim Law - 03/03/19
28. In 2008, Kaley Cuoco revealed that she and Johnny Galecki secretly dated for two years!: Read a book that was published in 2008, or has a 2, 0, or 8 in the page count, or a book with a character with a secret.
Wed Him Before You Bed Him by Sabrina Jeffries - 12/21/18
29. The cast members are some of the world's highest paid tv actors.: Read a book with a wealthy character or a book with a character who works very hard for their money.
Written in the Stars by LuAnn McLane - 02/13/19
30. There are several board games with a Big Bang Theory theme, including Clue, Trivial Pursuit: Read a book with a character who is a detective, or in the banking industry, or is a 'know-it-all', or a book with several colors on the cover.
Bending the Rules by Susan Andersen - 01/19/19


Dragon's Heat (One True Mate, #2) by Lisa Ladew Holiday with a Twist by Shannon Stacey Promise Me You by Marina Adair The Rancher and His Unexpected Daughter by Sherryl Woods Baby It's You (Southern Roads, #3.7) by Stephanie Bond Celta Cats by Robin D. Owens The Littlest Angel by Sherryl Woods Just Stop Me (Escape to New Zealand #9) by Rosalind James An Officer and a Rebel (Accidentally in Love, #2.5) by Cindi Madsen Snow Angel Cove (Haven Point, #1) by RaeAnne Thayne Forever in Texas by Jodi Thomas Fire in His Veins (Fireblood Dragon #6) by Ruby Dixon Courting Carolina (Spellbound Falls, #3) by Janet Chapman A Simple Heart A Cupid Falls Novella by Holly Jacobs Shifter's Echo (One True Mate, #3) by Lisa Ladew Just One Thing by Holly Jacobs XXX Montana Dreams (The Wildes of Birch Bay, #4) by Kim Law XXX Wed Him Before You Bed Him (School For Heiresses #6) by Sabrina Jeffries Written in the Stars (Cricket Creek, #9) by Luann McLane Bending the Rules (Sisterhood Diaries, #2) by Susan Andersen


Bonus
The show premiered on CBS on September 24, 2007.
The twelfth and final season which will run through 2018–19 premiered on September 24, 2018, consisting of 24 episodes.

01. Read a book with the letters c, b, and s in the title and author's name (combined).
Christmas in Destiny by Toni Blake - 02/03/19
02. Read a book published in September of any year.

03. Read a book by an author with at least 12 separate works.
Winter's Bride by Catherine Archer - 02/27/19
04. Read a book published in 2007, or 2018 or 2019.
The Way You Love Me by Miranda Liasson - 02/07/19
05. Read a book that puts a smile on your face or is a 'comfort' read for you.
It Had to Be Them by Tamra Baumann - 02/23/19

Christmas in Destiny (Destiny, #7) by Toni Blake XXX Winter's Bride  by Catherine Archer The Way You Love Me (Angel Falls, #2) by Miranda Liasson It Had to Be Them (It Had to Be #4) by Tamra Baumann


message 12: by Tammie (last edited Jan 31, 2019 09:53AM) (new)

Tammie | 1601 comments Im in...level 6 plus bonus

Big Bang Theory Quarterly Challenge
Read: 35/35

Actors that are credited in all episodes:


1. Leonard Hofstadter: Read a New Adult romance: Paper Princess, Erin Watt ★★★★ 1/18
2. Sheldon Cooper: Read a book with a child in the story: Of Blood and Bone, Nora Roberts ★★★★ 1/25
3. Penny: Read a book with friends in the story: With Friends Like These, Sally Koslow ★★★★ 12/20
4. Howard Wolowitz: Read a book with a character who is a playboy-Barrett: Running Mate, Katie Ashley ★★★★ 12/21
5. Rajesh Koothrappali: Read a book with an animal on the cover or in the story: Seeking the Sheriff, Calle J. Brookes ★★★ 12/31

Actors were first credited as guest stars and promoted to main cast:
6. Leslie Winkle: Read a book with at least 200 ratings (2,899): Blithe Images, Nora Roberts ★★★ 1/7
7. Bernadette Rostenkowski-Wolowitz: Read an enemies to lovers romance: The Lion's Daughter, Loretta Chase ★★★ 12/19
8. Amy Farrah Fowler: Read a book with a character who uses a computer, or cell phone: Conspiracy in Death, J.D. Robb ★★★★ 1/14
9. Stuart Bloom: Read a book with a character who takes care of someone else: Virgins, Diana Gabaldon ★★★★ 1/11
10. Emily Sweeney- Read a book with a weapon on the cover: Freedom Forever, Lexy Timms ★★★★ 12/25
Paper Princess (The Royals, #1) by Erin Watt Of Blood and Bone (Chronicles of The One, #2) by Nora Roberts With Friends Like These by Sally Koslow Running Mate by Katie Ashley Seeking the Sheriff (Masterson County, #1) by Calle J. Brookes Blithe Images by Nora Roberts The Lion's Daughter (Scoundrels, #1) by Loretta Chase Conspiracy in Death (In Death, #8) by J.D. Robb Virgins (Outlander, #0.5) by Diana Gabaldon Freedom Forever (Southern Romance #3) by Lexy Timms

Fun facts about The Big Bang Theory
11. We still don't know Penny's surname-Read a mystery: Taking Eve, Iris Johansen ★★★★ 12/15
12. Actress Mayim Bialik has an actual neuroscience PhD in real life Read a book with a nerdy or geeky character: A Walk to Remember, Nicholas Sparks ★★★★ 1/10
13. The cast are also highly skilled musicians Read a book with a musician: Jane's Melody, Ryan Winfield ★★★★ 12/27
14. It was completely ripped off in Belarus Read a book that has had more than one cover/a retelling (Cinderella): Undercover Princess, Lenora Worth ★★★ 1/30
15. There's a real bee named after Sheldon's catchphrase 'Bazinga' Read a book with a title that starts with the letter 'B': Bye, Bye Blackbird, Nancy Martin ★★★★ 12/26
16. Jim Parsons has never seen Star Trek Read a sci-fi or fantasy romance: Graduation Day, Joelle Charbonneau ★★★★ 12/30
17. Sheldon's shirts sometimes convey his mood. Read a book with a character who is moody: Midnight Sun, Stephenie Meyer ★★★ 1/1
18. CBS gave it a three-season renewal. Twice. Read a book that is part of a trilogy: Sugar Rush, Sawyer Bennett ★★★★ 12/15
19. The characters spoke about Mayim Bialik before she was on the show Read a book with a mouth on the cover: Prey, Linda Howard ★★★ 1/18
20. The elevator scenes are filmed on just one floor Read the first book that’s a stand-alone title: Spilled Milk, K.L. Randis ★★★★★ 1/3
Taking Eve (Eve Duncan, #16) by Iris Johansen A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks Jane's Melody (Jane's Melody, #1) by Ryan Winfield Undercover Princess (Castles of Dallas, #1) by Lenora Worth Bye, Bye Blackbird (Blackbird Sisters Mystery #10.5) by Nancy Martin Graduation Day (The Testing, #3) by Joelle Charbonneau Midnight Sun (Twilight, #1.5) by Stephenie Meyer Sugar Rush (Sugar Bowl, #2) by Sawyer Bennett Prey by Linda Howard Spilled Milk by K.L. Randis

21. 'Soft Kitty' is an actual song
Read a book with a character that could scratch your eyes out: Cade, Liliana Hart ★★★★ 12/27
22. The Big Bang Theory might be about the apocalypse Read a dystopian book: Independent Study, Joelle Charbonneau ★★★★ 12/18
23. Howard has only female toys
Read a book with a kick-ass (strong, fearless, etc.) female character: Hunting Eve, Iris Johansen ★★★★ 12/29
24. Penny was originally Katie Read a book that has a character that goes through a big change (life, move-Millie): Winter's Camp, Jodi Thomas ★★★★ 1/8
25. Nearly everyone has seen Penny naked Read a book with skin on the cover: Off Season, Sawyer Bennett ★★★★ 12/18
26. Penny has been using the same purse since the second episode of the first season! Read the second book in a series: The Men with the Golden Cuffs, Lexi Blake ★★★ 1/21
27. In every single one of the main female characters' first appearances, the first person to speak to them was their future partner. Read a book with insta-love/a book with a wedding or engagement in the story: Listen to Me, Kristen Proby ★★★★ 1/31
28. In 2008, Kaley Cuoco revealed that she and Johnny Galecki secretly dated for two years! Read a book that has a 2 in the page count (260 pgs): Out of the Shallows, Samantha Young ★★★ 12/16
29. The cast members are some of the world's highest paid tv actors. Read a book with a wealthy character: Sweeter than Ever, Bella Andre ★★★ 12/15
30. There are several board games with a Big Bang Theory theme, including Clue, Trivial Pursuit Read a book with a character who is a detective/several colors on the cover: Time Enough for Love, Suzanne Brockmann ★★★★★ 1/23
Cade (The MacKenzie Family, #5) by Liliana Hart Independent Study (The Testing, #2) by Joelle Charbonneau Hunting Eve (Eve Duncan, #17) by Iris Johansen Winter's Camp (Ransom Canyon, #0.5) by Jodi Thomas Off Season (Off, #5.5) by Sawyer Bennett The Men with the Golden Cuffs (Masters and Mercenaries, #2) by Lexi Blake Listen to Me (Fusion, #1) by Kristen Proby Out of the Shallows (Into the Deep, #2) by Samantha Young Sweeter than Ever (The Sullivans, #16.5) by Bella Andre Time Enough for Love by Suzanne Brockmann

Bonus:
1. Read a book with the letters c, b, and s in the title and author's name (combined): The Air He Breathes, Brittainy C. Cherry ★★★★ 12/23
2. Read a book published in September of any year (2010): Seduced by a Highlander ★★★★ 1/9
3. Read a book by an author with at least 12 separate works: Year One, Nora Roberts ★★★★ 1/6
4. Read a book published in 2018 (10/18): Consumed, J.R. Ward ★★★★ 1/6
5. Read a book that puts a smile on your face or is a 'comfort' read for you: Rock Her, Inglath Cooper ★★★ 1/29
The Air He Breathes (Elements, #1) by Brittainy C. Cherry Seduced by a Highlander (Children of the Mist) by Paula Quinn Year One (Chronicles of The One, #1) by Nora Roberts Consumed (Firefighters, #1) by J.R. Ward Rock Her by Inglath Cooper


message 13: by Sandra (last edited Feb 02, 2019 01:10PM) (new)

Sandra | 702 comments I'M IN!
Level 6 & Bonus (My all time favourite show!!)

1. New Adult romance - Beware of Bad Boy - April Brookshire - 16 DEC
2. child in the story - Search and Seizure - Julie Miller - 21 JAN
3. friends in the story - Melt With You - Addison Moore - 17 DEC
4. sky on the cover - Promise Cove - Vickie McKeehan - 10 JAN
5. animal in the story - Can't Touch This - Tess Hunter - 2 FEB
Beware of Bad Boy (Beware of Bad Boy, #1) by April Brookshire Search and Seizure (The Precinct, #3) by Julie Miller Melt With You (A Totally '80s Romance, #1) by Addison Moore Promise Cove (Pelican Pointe, #1) by Vickie McKeehan Can't Touch This (Can't Touch This, #1) by Tess Hunter

These actors were first credited as guest stars and later promoted to main cast:

6. at least 200 ratings - The Story of Son - J.R. Ward - 21 DEC
7. friends to lovers - Cherished by the SEAL - Zoe York - 28 DEC
8. lingering on your tbr - Partner-Protector - Julie Miller - 1 JAN
9. artistic character - Famous - Jenny Holiday - 28 DEC
10. weapon on the cover - Hot Pursuit - Lynn Raye Harris - 11 JAN
The Story of Son by J.R. Ward Cherished by the SEAL (Hot Caribbean Nights #4) by Zoe York Partner-Protector (The Precinct, #1) by Julie Miller Famous (Famous, #1) by Jenny Holiday Hot Pursuit (Hostile Operations Team, #1) by Lynn Raye Harris

Some fun facts about The Big Bang Theory-

11. suspenseful romance - The Defender - Adrienne Giordano - 4 JAN
12. head on the cover - RYAN - Debra Webb - 18 DEC
13. musician - Misadventures with a Country Boy - Elizabeth Hayley - 15 JAN
14. more than one cover - 'Tis the Season to be Kissed - Amy Andrews ('Tis the Season to be Kissed) - 17 DEC
15. title that starts with 'B' - Bound by the SEAL - Zoe York - 21 DEC
16. paranormal or fantasy romance - Two Kingdoms - Kristy Cunning - 26 DEC
17. shirt on the cover - Baby Jane Doe - Julie Miller - 25 JAN
18. at least 6 books in its series - Marked by Midnight - Lara Adrian - 2 JAN
19. mouth on the cover - A Secret One - Aleatha Romig - 13 JAN
20. stand-alone - Max - Tara Crescent - 18 DEC
The Defender by Adrienne Giordano RYAN (Dark and Dangerous Romantic Suspense Book 2) by Debra Webb Misadventures with a Country Boy (Misadventures, #17) by Elizabeth Hayley 'Tis the Season to be Kissed by Amy Andrews Bound by the SEAL (Miralinda Island #2; ASSIGNMENT Caribbean Nights #5) by Zoe York Two Kingdoms (The Dark Side, #3) by Kristy Cunning Baby Jane Doe (The Precinct, #4) by Julie Miller Marked by Midnight (Midnight Breed #11.5) by Lara Adrian A Secret One (Lighter Ones, #1.5) by Aleatha Romig Max by Tara Crescent

21. book with 'soft' colors on it - Dancing Tides - Vickie McKeehan - 25 JAN
22. a bad date - The Date Dare - Tara Sue Me - 31 DEC
23. female author - Magnificent Bastard - Lili Valente - 6 JAN
24. author that has a pseudonym - Romancing the Bachelor - Diane Alberts (Jen McLaughlin) - 26 JAN
25. skin on the cover - Jack - Cat Johnson - 7 JAN
26. second book in a series - A Deeper Grave - Debra Webb - 12 JAN
27. insta-love - The Fix Up - Tawna Fenske - 2 JAN
28. 2 in the page count - The Unsung Hero - Suzanne Brockmann (392 pgs) - 22 JAN
29. character who works very hard for their money - Falling for the Enemy - Samanthe Beck - 24 JAN
30. character who is a detective - Police Business - Julie Miller - 17 JAN
Dancing Tides (Pelican Pointe, #3) by Vickie McKeehan The Date Dare by Tara Sue Me Magnificent Bastard (Sexy Flirty Dirty, #1) by Lili Valente Romancing the Bachelor (Hamilton Family #2) by Diane Alberts Jack (Red, Hot & Blue, #2) by Cat Johnson A Deeper Grave (Shades of Death #2) by Debra Webb The Fix Up (First Impressions, #1) by Tawna Fenske The Unsung Hero (Troubleshooters, #1) by Suzanne Brockmann Falling for the Enemy (Private Pleasures, #3) by Samanthe Beck Police Business (The Precinct, #2) by Julie Miller

Bonus-

1. letters c, b, and s in the title and author's name - The CEO's Seduction - Diane Alberts - 23 JAN
2. published in September - Quiet Storm - Julie Kenner (2016) - 3 JAN
3. author with at least 12 separate works - Taking a Shot - Jaci Burton - 18 JAN
4. published in 2018 - Dark Shadow - Nicola Claire - 27 JAN
5. puts a smile on your face - Another One - Aleatha Romig - 19 JAN
The CEO's Seduction (Hamilton Family, #1) by Diane Alberts Quiet Storm, Season 2, Episode 6 (Rising Storm) by Julie Kenner Taking a Shot (Play by Play, #3) by Jaci Burton Dark Shadow (Mixed Blessing Mystery, #2) by Nicola Claire Another One (Lighter Ones, #2) by Aleatha Romig


message 14: by Calila (last edited Feb 08, 2019 05:06PM) (new)

Calila | 2744 comments I'm in for Level 6 + Bonus


35/35

Main Cast: 5/5
1. Johnny Galecki as Leonard Hofstadter: Read a romance with characters who live near each other or a romance set in California or a New Adult romance. - Sacramento Dirtier 12/19-20/18 ★★
2. Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper: Read a book set in Texas, or a book with a quirky character, or a book with a child in the story. - Made Mine: A Protectors / Made Marian Crossover 12/21-22/18 ★★★★
3. Kaley Cuoco as Penny: Read a book with friends in the story, or a book with a character in the food industry, or a character who is in sales. - Boy Toys 12/22/18 ★★★★★
4. Simon Helberg as Howard Wolowitz: Read a book with a sky or stars or clouds on the cover, or a book with a character who is a playboy or who lives with their family. - His Cocky Valet 12/17-18/18 ★★★★
5. Kunal Nayyar as Rajesh Koothrappali: Read a book set in India, or a book with a shy character, or a book with an animal on the cover or in the story. - The Wolf at the Door 01/22-24/19 ★★★★

Supporting/Guest Cast: 5/5
6. Sara Gilbert as Leslie Winkle (recurring season 1, starring season 2, guest seasons 3, 9): Read a book with at least 200 ratings or a book with a character comes back home from somewhere else, or a book with a number in the title (spelled out or numerical). - 63 Days Later: A Holiday Tail 01/19/19 ★★★★★
7. Melissa Rauch as Bernadette Rostenkowski-Wolowitz (recurring season 3, starring seasons 4–): Read a friends to lovers or enemies to lovers romance, or a book with a student in it. - Parking Tickets and Politics 12/21/18 ★★★★
8. Mayim Bialik as Amy Farrah Fowler (guest star season 3, starring seasons 4–): Read a book with a character who uses a computer, or cell phone, or a book that is lingering on your tbr. - Masters & Boyd 01/01/19 ★★
9. Kevin Sussman as Stuart Bloom (recurring seasons 2–5, 7, starring seasons 6, 8–): Read a book with an artistic character, or a character who takes care of someone else, or read a graphic novel or comic book. - Willful Depravity 01/03-10/19 ★★★★
10. Laura Spencer as Emily Sweeney (recurring seasons 7–8, 10, starring season 9): Read a book with a weapon on the cover or in the story, or a book with a character in the medical field. - Love Under Fire 12/18-19/18 ★★★★★

Fun Facts: 20/20
11. We still don't know Penny's surname - Read a book with a mysterious character or a mystery or suspenseful romance. - Late Fees 01/17-18/19 ★★★★
12. Actress Mayim Bialik has an actual neuroscience PhD in real life - Read a book with a nerdy or geeky character or a book with glasses or a head on the cover. - Spectred Isle 12/26-29/18 ★★★★
13. The cast are also highly skilled musicians - Read a book with a musician or a character that listens to music or a musical instrument on the cover. - Heart's Beat 01/26/19 ★★★★
14. It was completely ripped off in Belarus - Read a book that has had more than one cover or read a book that is a retelling. - Diego 01/16-19/19 ★★★★
15. There's a real bee named after Sheldon's catchphrase 'Bazinga'. - Read a book with a title that starts with the letter 'B' or an author's first or last name that starts with the letter 'B'. - Blood From a Stoner 01/11/19 ★★★★★

16. Jim Parsons has never seen Star Trek - Read a paranormal or sci-fi or fantasy romance or a book with something that flies on the cover. - Prophesy 12/29/18 ★★★★
17. Sheldon's shirts sometimes convey his mood. - Read a book with a shirt on the cover or a character who is moody. - The Necromancer's Dance 01/28-29/19 ★★★★★
18. CBS gave it a three-season renewal. Twice. - Read a book that is part of a trilogy or has at least 6 books in its series. - The Burnt Toast B&B 01/09-12/19 ★★★
19. The characters spoke about Mayim Bialik before she was on the show - Read a book with a character that has a big mouth, or gossips, or a book with a mouth on the cover. - Playing in the Dark 01/24-27/19 ★★★★
20. The elevator scenes are filmed on just one floor - Read the first book in a series or a stand-alone title. - The Alpha's Touch 01/26/19 ★★★★

21. 'Soft Kitty' is an actual song - Read a book with a 'softie' character, or a character that could scratch your eyes out, or a book with 'soft' colors on it (light pink, light yellow, baby blue, etc). - Protecting Elliot 02/02/19 ★★★★
22. The Big Bang Theory might be about the apocalypse - Read a dystopian or apocalyptic book or a book that has a bad date or experience in it. - Ascendent 02/02-03/19 ★★★★★
23. Howard has only female toys - Read a book with a kick-ass (strong, fearless, etc.) female character or a book written by a female author. - Once Upon A Wolf 02/02/19 ★★★★
24. Penny was originally Katie - Read a book with an author that has a pseudonym or a book that has a character that goes through a big change (life, appearance, move, job, etc.) - Honeymoon for One 01/21-22/19 ★★★★
25. Nearly everyone has seen Penny naked - Read a book with skin on the cover - Initiation 12/18/18 ★★★

26. Penny has been using the same purse since the second episode of the first season! - Read the second book in a series or a book with a character who is very attached to something or someone. - Then the Stars Fall 01/29-30/19 ★★★★
27. In every single one of the main female characters' first appearances, the first person to speak to them was their future partner. - Read a book with insta-love or a book with a wedding or engagement in the story. See the Light 01/24-26/19 ★★★
28. In 2008, Kaley Cuoco revealed that she and Johnny Galecki secretly dated for two years! - Read a book that was published in 2008, or has a 2, 0, or 8 in the page count, or a book with a character with a secret. - Not Dead Yet 01/13-16/19 ★★★★
29. The cast members are some of the world's highest paid tv actors. - Read a book with a wealthy character or a book with a character who works very hard for their money. Eight Second Cowboy 01/26/19 ★★★
30. There are several board games with a Big Bang Theory theme, including Clue, Trivial Pursuit - Read a book with a character who is a detective, or in the banking industry, or is a 'know-it-all', or a book with several colors on the cover. - Test of Valor 02/01/19 ★★★★

Bonus: 5/5
1. Read a book with the letters C, B, and S in the title and author's name (combined). - There's Something about Pain 12/24/18 ★★★
2. Read a book published in September of any year. - Love Spell 02/03-04/19 ★★★
3. Read a book by an author with at least 12 separate works. Bodywork: Brit Boys: On Boys 01/26/19 ★★★
4. Read a book published in 2007, or 2018 or 2019 The Case of the Voracious Vintner 01/29-02/01/19 ★★★★
5. Read a book that puts a smile on your face or is a 'comfort' read for you - If I Ever 02/05-08/19 ★★


message 15: by Jane (PS), Moderator (last edited Dec 08, 2018 11:02PM) (new)

Jane (PS) | 18442 comments I'm IN - the only show on TV to tempt me into watching TV more regularly (hasn't done it yet, but it IS tempting ;)

The Big Bang Theory Quarterly Challenge
December 15, 2018 - March 14, 2019


Level 1 - Complete any 5 tasks- I own a t.v.
Level 2 - Complete any 10 tasks- I occasionally watch t.v.
Level 3 - Complete any 15 tasks- I have a few favorite tv shows
Level 4 - Complete any 20 tasks- I want to check out Big Bang Theory
Level 5 - Complete any 25 tasks- I watch Big Bang Theory every week!
Level 6 - Complete all 30 tasks- Big Bang Theory is my favorite tv show!
Bonus - 5 books that can be completed with any level

Read 0/?


These actors are credited in all episodes of the series:

01. Johnny Galecki as Leonard Hofstadter: Read a romance with characters who live near each other or a romance set in California or a New Adult romance.

02. Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper: Read a book set in Texas, or a book with a quirky character, or a book with a child in the story.

03. Kaley Cuoco as Penny: Read a book with friends in the story, or a book with a character in the food industry, or a character who is in sales.

04. Simon Helberg as Howard Wolowitz: Read a book with a sky or stars or clouds on the cover, or a book with a character who is a playboy or who lives with their family.

05. Kunal Nayyar as Rajesh Koothrappali: Read a book set in India, or a book with a shy character, or a book with an animal on the cover or in the story.


These actors were first credited as guest stars and later promoted to main cast:

06. Sara Gilbert as Leslie Winkle: Read a book with at least 200 ratings or a book with a character comes back home from somewhere else, or a book with a number in the title (spelled out or numerical).

07. Melissa Rauch as Bernadette Rostenkowski-Wolowitz: Read a friends to lovers or enemies to lovers romance, or a book with a student in it.

08. Mayim Bialik as Amy Farrah Fowler: Read a book with a character who uses a computer, or cell phone, or a book that is lingering on your tbr.

09. Kevin Sussman as Stuart Bloom: Read a book with an artistic character, or a character who takes care of someone else, or read a graphic novel or comic book.

10. Laura Spencer as Emily Sweeney: Read a book with a weapon on the cover or in the story, or a book with a character in the medical field.


Some fun facts about The Big Bang Theory:

11. We still don't know Penny's surname: Read a book with a mysterious character or a mystery or suspenseful romance.

12. Actress Mayim Bialik has an actual neuroscience PhD in real life: Read a book with a nerdy or geeky character or a book with glasses or a head on the cover.

13. The cast are also highly skilled musicians: Read a book with a musician or a character that listens to music or a musical instrument on the cover.

14. It was completely ripped off in Belarus: Read a book that has had more than one cover or read a book that is a retelling.

15. There's a real bee named after Sheldon's catchphrase 'Bazinga'.: Read a book with a title that starts with the letter 'B' or an author's first or last name that starts with the letter 'B'.

16. Jim Parsons has never seen Star Trek: Read a paranormal or sci-fi or fantasy romance or a book with something that flies on the cover.

17. Sheldon's shirts sometimes convey his mood: Read a book with a shirt on the cover or a character who is moody.

18. CBS gave it a three-season renewal. Twice: Read a book that is part of a trilogy or has at least 6 books in its series.

19. The characters spoke about Mayim Bialik before she was on the show: Read a book with a character that has a big mouth, or gossips, or a book with a mouth on the cover.

20. The elevator scenes are filmed on just one floor: Read the first book in a series or a stand-alone title.

21. 'Soft Kitty' is an actual song: Read a book with a 'softie' character, or a character that could scratch your eyes out, or a book with 'soft' colors on it (light pink, light yellow, baby blue, etc).

22. The Big Bang Theory might be about the apocalypse: Read a dystopian or apocalyptic book or a book that has a bad date or experience in it.

23. Howard has only female toys: Read a book with a kick-ass (strong, fearless, etc.) female character or a book written by a female author.

24. Penny was originally Katie: Read a book with an author that has a pseudonym or a book that has a character that goes through a big change (life, appearance, move, job, etc.).

25. Nearly everyone has seen Penny naked: Read a book with skin on the cover.

26. Penny has been using the same purse since the second episode of the first season!: Read the second book in a series or a book with a character who is very attached to something or someone.

27. In every single one of the main female characters' first appearances, the first person to speak to them was their future partner: Read a book with insta-love or a book with a wedding or engagement in the story.

28. In 2008, Kaley Cuoco revealed that she and Johnny Galecki secretly dated for two years!: Read a book that was published in 2008, or has a 2, 0, or 8 in the page count, or a book with a character with a secret.

29. The cast members are some of the world's highest paid tv actors.: Read a book with a wealthy character or a book with a character who works very hard for their money.

30. There are several board games with a Big Bang Theory theme, including Clue, Trivial Pursuit: Read a book with a character who is a detective, or in the banking industry, or is a 'know-it-all', or a book with several colors on the cover.


Bonus
The show premiered on CBS on September 24, 2007.
The twelfth and final season which will run through 2018–19 premiered on September 24, 2018, consisting of 24 episodes.

01. Read a book with the letters c, b, and s in the title and author's name (combined).

02. Read a book published in September of any year.

03. Read a book by an author with at least 12 separate works.

04. Read a book published in 2007, or 2018 or 2019.

05. Read a book that puts a smile on your face or is a 'comfort' read for you.


message 16: by Lily (last edited Mar 06, 2019 07:42AM) (new)

Lily (lilygcs) | 200 comments Level 5-Complete any 25 tasks- I watch Big Bang Theory every week!
Bonus- 5 books that can be completed with any level


30/30 - finished Feb 27th

MCs who live near each other... All I Ever Wanted by Alexa Land - 2/22 - 4★
Book with a child in the story... Poke Check by R.J. Scott - 2/3 - 4★
Book with friends in the story... Part & Parcel by Abigail Roux - 2/7 - 4★
Book with a sky or stars or clouds on the cover... Ascendent by Tal Bauer - 2/27 - 3.5★
Animal on the cover or in the story... Strays and Lovers by John Inman - 2/21 - 3.5★
Book with at least 200 ratings... Adore by E. Davies - 2/2 - 3.5★
Book that is lingering on my tbr... The Biker's Omega by Lisa Oliver - 2/19 - 3★
MC who takes care of someone else... A Little Luck by Pandora Pine - 2/20 - 3.5★
Weapon on the cover... Pros & Cons of Vengeance by A.E. Wasp & May Archer - 2/27 - 4★
Book with glasses on the cover... Flash Me by K.M. Neuhold - 1/21 - 4★
Musical instrument on the cover... Shine Forever by Megan Derr - 2/23 - 3.5★
Title that starts with the letter 'B'... Breathe by Piper Scott - 12/25 - 4★
Sci-fi romance... Expeditions, Estimation, and Other Dangerous Pastimes by Lyn Gala - 2/18 - 4★
Shirt on the cover... Spellbound by Pandora Pine - 2/17 - 3.5★
At least 6 books in its series... Deep Edge by R.J. Scott & V.L. Locey - 1/31 - 4★
Mouth on the cover... Hiding the Moon by Amy Lane - 2/21 - 4★
First book in a series... Riven by Roan Parrish - 2/16 - 4.5★
Book with 'soft' colors on it... Mating of Convenience by Ann-Katrin Byrde - 2/19 - 3.5★
Written by a female author... Rough Terrain by Annabeth Albert - 1/30 - 4.5★
Author that has a pseudonym... Fear by K.A. Merikan - 2/11 - 3★
Book with skin on the cover... A Mended Man by Jaime Reese - 2/25 - 4★
Second book in a series... Action by Quinn Anderson - 1/5 - 3.5★
Book that has a 2, 0, or 8 in the page count... Havoc by Kindle Alexander - 2/23 - 3.5★
Book with a wealthy character... Mr. Winterbourne's Christmas by Joanna Chambers - 1/22 - 4★
Several colors on the cover... A Heart of Klondike Gold by E. Davies - 2/2 - 3★

Bonus-
C, B, & S in title and author's name... Goldilocks and the Bear by Clare London - 12/31 - 3.5★
Book published in September... Boy Next Door by A.E. Wasp - 12/19 - 4★
Book by an author with at least 12 separate works... Balefire by Jordan L. Hawk - 12/18 - 5★
Book published in 2018... Two Daddies for Christmas by Felice Stevens - 12/31 - 4★
Book that puts a smile on your face... Loving Jay by Renae Kaye - 12/16 - 4.5★


message 17: by Shelby (last edited Jan 30, 2019 05:39PM) (new)

Shelby | 5 comments Level 5: Complete 25 Tasks

13/25 Completed

Tasks for the Big Bang Theory Quarterly Challenge-
1. Johnny Galecki as Leonard Hofstadter:
Read a romance with characters who live near each other or a romance set in California or a New Adult romance. Dating You / Hating You
2. Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper:
Read a book set in Texas, or a book with a quirky character, or a book with a child in the story. A Little Too Late (1/7)
3. Kaley Cuoco as Penny:
Read a book with friends in the story, or a book with a character in the food industry, or a character who is in sales. The Summer House by the Sea (1/21)
4. Simon Helberg as Howard Wolowitz:
Read a book with a sky or stars or clouds on the cover, or a book with a character who is a playboy or who lives with their family. Big Sexy Love (1/17)
5. Kunal Nayyar as Rajesh Koothrappali:
Read a book set in India, or a book with a shy character, or a book with an animal on the cover or in the story. The Reunion (1/20)
6. Sara Gilbert as Leslie Winkle
Read a book with at least 200 ratings or a book with a character comes back home from somewhere else, or a book with a number in the title (spelled out or numerical). You're the One That I Want
7. Melissa Rauch as Bernadette Rostenkowski-Wolowitz
Read a friends to lovers or enemies to lovers romance, or a book with a student in it. The Single Girl's To-Do List
8. Mayim Bialik as Amy Farrah Fowler
Read a book with a character who uses a computer, or cell phone, or a book that is lingering on your tbr. Inner Harbor
9. Kevin Sussman as Stuart Bloom
Read a book with an artistic character, or a character who takes care of someone else, or read a graphic novel or comic book.
10. Laura Spencer as Emily Sweeney
Read a book with a weapon on the cover or in the story, or a book with a character in the medical field. Love and Other Words (1/2)
11. We still don't know Penny's surname-
Read a book with a mysterious character or a mystery or suspenseful romance. A Stranger in the House
12. Actress Mayim Bialik has an actual neuroscience PhD in real life
Read a book with a nerdy or geeky character or a book with glasses or a head on the cover. The Good Daughter
13. The cast are also highly skilled musicians
Read a book with a musician or a character that listens to music or a musical instrument on the cover. Moonlight on the Thames (12/23)
14. It was completely ripped off in Belarus
Read a book that has had more than one cover or read a book that is a retelling. And Then There Were None
15. There's a real bee named after Sheldon's catchphrase 'Bazinga'.
Read a book with a title that starts with the letter 'B' or an author's first or last name that starts with the letter 'B'.
16. Jim Parsons has never seen Star Trek
Read a paranormal or sci-fi or fantasy romance or a book with something that flies on the cover. Five Years From Now
17. Sheldon's shirts sometimes convey his mood.
Read a book with a shirt on the cover or a character who is moody.
18. CBS gave it a three-season renewal. Twice.
Read a book that is part of a trilogy or has at least 6 books in its series. All or Nothing at All
19. The characters spoke about Mayim Bialik before she was on the show
Read a book with a character that has a big mouth, or gossips, or a book with a mouth on the cover.
20. The elevator scenes are filmed on just one floor
Read the first book in a series or a stand-alone title. The Last Mrs. Parrish (12/15)
21. 'Soft Kitty' is an actual song
Read a book with a 'softie' character, or a character that could scratch your eyes out, or a book with 'soft' colors on it (light pink, light yellow, baby blue, etc). If I Run (1/12)
22. The Big Bang Theory might be about the apocalypse
Read a dystopian or apocalyptic book or a book that has a bad date or experience in it.
23. Howard has only female toys
Read a book with a kick-ass (strong, fearless, etc.) female character or a book written by a female author. The Girls of Mischief Bay
24. Penny was originally Katie
Read a book with an author that has a pseudonym or a book that has a character that goes through a big change (life, appearance, move, job, etc.) The Night the Lights Went Out (12/19)
25. Nearly everyone has seen Penny naked
Read a book with skin on the cover Best Kind of Broken
26. Penny has been using the same purse since the second episode of the first season!
Read the second book in a series or a book with a character who is very attached to something or someone. Fractured (12/17)
27. In every single one of the main female characters' first appearances, the first person to speak to them was their future partner.
Read a book with insta-love or a book with a wedding or engagement in the story. The Perfect Couple (1/29)
28. In 2008, Kaley Cuoco revealed that she and Johnny Galecki secretly dated for two years!
Read a book that was published in 2008, or has a 2, 0, or 8 in the page count, or a book with a character with a secret. The Last Piece of My Heart (1/27)
29. The cast members are some of the world's highest paid tv actors.
Read a book with a wealthy character or a book with a character who works very hard for their money. Entwined with You
30. There are several board games with a Big Bang Theory theme, including Clue, Trivial Pursuit
Read a book with a character who is a detective, or in the banking industry, or is a 'know-it-all', or a book with several colors on the cover. The Birthday (12/20)

Bonus-
The show premiered on CBS on September 24, 2007.
The twelfth and final season which will run through 2018–19 premiered on September 24, 2018, consisting of 24 episodes.

1. Read a book with the letters c, b, and s in the title and author's name (combined).
2. Read a book published in September of any year.
3. Read a book by an author with at least 12 separate works.
4. Read a book published in 2007, or 2018 or 2019
5. Read a book that puts a smile on your face or is a 'comfort' read for you

The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine Fractured (Will Trent, #2) by Karin Slaughter The Night the Lights Went Out by Karen White The Birthday (Detective Natalie Ward, #1) by Carol Wyer Moonlight on the Thames by Lauren Westwood Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren A Little Too Late by Staci Hart If I Run (If I Run, #1) by Terri Blackstock Big Sexy Love by Kirsty Greenwood The Reunion by Samantha Hayes The Summer House by the Sea by Jenny Oliver The Last Piece of My Heart by Paige Toon The Perfect Couple by Elin Hilderbrand


message 18: by Georgina (last edited Jan 31, 2019 03:21AM) (new)

Georgina Parkin (geosbookblog) | 233 comments Read 35/35

1. Johnny Galecki as Leonard Hofstadter. Read a romance with characters who live near each other: Ringing in the New Year 29/12

2. Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper. Read a with a child in the story: Angie's Gladiator 15/12

3. Kaley Cuoco as Penny. Read a book with friends in the story: Poor Little Daddy's Girl 18/12

4. Simon Helberg as Howard Wolowitz. Read a book with a sky or stars or clouds on the cover: Amirra: Outerworld Chronicles Book 1 2/1

5. Kunal Nayyar as Rajesh Koothrappali. Read a book with an animal in the story: The Knocked up Plan 5/1

6. Sara Gilbert as Leslie Winkle. Read a book with at least 200 ratings: The Other C-Word 5/1

7. Melissa Rauch as Bernadette Rostenkowski-Wolowitz. Read a friends to lovers: Swipe 22/12

8. Mayim Bialik as Amy Farrah Fowler. Read a book that is lingering on your tbr: Losing Control 2/1

9. Kevin Sussman as Stuart Bloom. Read a book with an artistic character: Breath of Fire 29/12

10. Laura Spencer as Emily Sweeney. Read a book with a character in the medical field: Falling for the Groomsman 31/12

11. We still don't know Penny's surname. Read a book with a mysterious character: The Hot Shot 16/1

12. Actress Mayim Bialik has an actual neuroscience PhD in real life. Read a book with a nerdy or geeky character: Neanderthal Marries Human 22/1

13. The cast are also highly skilled musicians. Read a book with a musician: Tie Me 18/12

14. It was completely ripped off in Belarus. Read a book that is a retelling: The Beast's Bride 29/1

15. There's a real bee named after Sheldon's catchphrase 'Bazinga'. Read a book where an author's first or last name that starts with the letter 'B': Steadfast 7/1

16. Jim Parsons has never seen Star Trek. Read a paranormal or sci-fi romance: Veronica's Dragon 19/12

17. Sheldon's shirts sometimes convey his mood. Read a book with a character who is moody: Banking the Billionaire 20/1

18. CBS gave it a three-season renewal. Twice. Read a book that has at least 6 books in its series: To Sir Phillip, With Love 8/1

19. The characters spoke about Mayim Bialik before she was on the show. Read a book with a mouth on the cover: Scoring Her 26/1

20. The elevator scenes are filmed on just one floor. Read a stand-alone title:Lift 19/12

21. 'Soft Kitty' is an actual song. Read a book with character that could scratch your eyes out: Feral Sins 21/1

22. The Big Bang Theory might be about the apocalypse. Read a dystopian or apocalyptic book: The Darkest Minds 13/1

23. Howard has only female toys. Read a book with a kick-ass female character: Shame on You 29/12

24. Penny was originally Katie. Read a book with a character that goes through a big change: The Varlet and the Voyeur 22/12

25. Nearly everyone has seen Penny naked. Read a book with skin on the cover: Draekon Holiday 20/12

26. Penny has been using the same purse since the second episode of the first season. Read the second book in a series: Shame on Me 30/12

27. In every single one of the main female characters' first appearances, the first person to speak to them was their future partner. Read a book with insta-love: Naughty or Nice 18/12

28. In 2008, Kaley Cuoco revealed that she and Johnny Galecki secretly dated for two years. Read a book with a character with a secret: Mated to the Devil 1/1

29. The cast members are some of the world's highest paid tv actors. Read a book with a wealthy character: Their Second Chance 15/12

30. There are several board games with a Big Bang Theory theme, including Clue, Trivial Pursuit. Read a book with a character who is a detective: Shame on Him 30/12

Bonus-
31. Read a book with the letters c, b, and s in the title and author's name (combined): Beyond Scandal and Desire 11/1
32. Read a book published in September of any year: Banking Her 25/1
33. Read a book by an author with at least 12 separate works: More Than This 29/12
34. Read a book published in 2018: Christmas Vows 23/12
35. Read a book that puts a smile on your face: Deceiving The Corsair 27/1


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Teresa (teresainohio) | 107 comments reserved


message 20: by Nicole (last edited Mar 02, 2019 02:37AM) (new)

Nicole P | 3200 comments The Big Bang Theory Quarterly Challenge

Level 6: Complete all 30 tasks - Big Bang Theory is my favorite tv show!

33/35 completed

✓ Johnny Galecki as Leonard Hofstadter: Read a New Adult romance.
Pieces of Lies by Angela Richardson (17/18) ★★★★

✓ Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper: Read a book set in Texas.
Luna and the Lie by Mariana Zapata (03/01) ★★★

✓ Kaley Cuoco as Penny: Read a book with friends in the story.
New Year's Kiss by Tielle St. Clare (07/01) ★★

✓ Simon Helberg as Howard Wolowitz: Read a book with a sky or stars or clouds on the cover.
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (02/01) ★★★
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

✓ Kunal Nayyar as Rajesh Koothrappali: Read a book with a shy character.
Digging a Hole by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff (21/12) ★★★

✓ Sara Gilbert as Leslie Winkle: Read a book with a number in the title (spelled out or numerical).
For the Bear's Eyes Only by Kathy Lyons (18/11) ★★★

✓ Melissa Rauch as Bernadette Rostenkowski-Wolowitz: Read a book with a student in it.
Prom & Prejudice by Elizabeth Eulberg (22/12) ★★★

✓ Mayim Bialik as Amy Farrah Fowler: Read a book with a character who uses a computer, or cell phone.
Insider X by Dave Buschi (05/01) ★★★★

✓ Kevin Sussman as Stuart Bloom: Read a book with an artistic character.
Love, Sincerely, Yours by Sara Ney & Meghan Quinn (19/01) ★★★

✓ Laura Spencer as Emily Sweeney: Read a book with a character in the medical field.
The Heroic Surgeon by Olivia Gates

✓ We still don't know Penny's surname: Read a mystery.
Murder on the First Day of Christmas by Billie Thomas (15/12) ★★★

✓ Actress Mayim Bialik has an actual neuroscience PhD in real life
Read a book with a nerdy or geeky character.
The Boyfriend Mandate by River Jaymes (01/01) ★★

✓ The cast are also highly skilled musicians: Read a book with a musician or a character that listens to music.
Managed by Kristen Callihan (29/12) ★★★★★

✓ It was completely ripped off in Belarus: Read a book that has had more than one cover.
The Billionaire and the Virgin by Jessica Clare (16/12) ★★★
The Billionaire and the Virgin (Billionaires and Bridesmaids, #1) by Jessica Clare The Billionaire and the Virgin (Billionaires and Bridesmaids, #1) by Jessica Clare

✓ There's a real bee named after Sheldon's catchphrase 'Bazinga': Read a book with a title that starts with the letter 'B'.
Beautiful Bitch by Christina Lauren (17/12) ★★★

✓ Jim Parsons has never seen Star Trek: Read a paranormal or sci-fi or fantasy romance.
This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab (05/02) ★★★★

17. Sheldon's shirts sometimes convey his mood: Read a book with a character who is moody.
Ryan's Bed by Tijan (01/03) ★★★★

✓ CBS gave it a three-season renewal. Twice: Read a book that is part of a trilogy or has at least 6 books in its series.
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (15/12) ★★★★ - book #1 in the Hunger Games series.

19. The characters spoke about Mayim Bialik before she was on the show: Read a book with a character that has a big mouth, or gossips, or a book with a mouth on the cover.


✓ The elevator scenes are filmed on just one floor: Read the first book in a series or a stand-alone title.
The Boss's Christmas Seduction by Yvonne Lindsay (16/12) ★★★

✓ 'Soft Kitty' is an actual song: Read a book with 'soft' colors on it (light pink, light yellow, baby blue, etc).
The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George (19/12) ★★★★
The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George

✓ The Big Bang Theory might be about the apocalypse: Read a dystopian or apocalyptic book.
Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi (27/12) ★★★

✓ Howard has only female toys - Read a book written by a female author.
Hardwired by Meredith Wild (17/12) ★★★

✓ Penny was originally Katie - Read a book that has a character that goes through a big change (life, appearance, move, job, etc.)
One True Thing by Anna Quindlen (30/12) ★★★★

✓ Nearly everyone has seen Penny naked - Read a book with skin on the cover
A SEAL's Seduction by Tawny Weber (16/12) ★★★
A SEAL's Seduction (Uniformly Hot SEALs, #1) by Tawny Weber

✓ Penny has been using the same purse since the second episode of the first season!
Read the second book in a series.
Jock Rule by Sara Ney (26/12) ★★★★

✓ In every single one of the main female characters' first appearances, the first person to speak to them was their future partner.
Read a book with a wedding or engagement in the story.
A Crown For Christmas by Rachel Van Dyken (27/12) ★★★★

✓ In 2008, Kaley Cuoco revealed that she and Johnny Galecki secretly dated for two years!
Read a book that was published in 2008, or has a 2, 0, or 8 in the page count, or a book with a character with a secret.
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne (18/12) ★★★ - 282 pages (Kindle Edition)

✓ The cast members are some of the world's highest paid tv actors.
Read a book with a wealthy character.
Role Play by Tess Oliver (01/01) ★★★

✓ There are several board games with a Big Bang Theory theme, including Clue, Trivial Pursuit: Read a book with several colors on the cover.
The Darkest Lie by Gena Showalter (18/02) ★★★★

Pieces of Lies (Pieces of Lies, #1) by Angela Richardson Luna and the Lie by Mariana Zapata New Year's Kiss (Wolf's Heritage, #1) by Tielle St. Clare The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern Digging a Hole (OHellNo, #3) by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff Four Letter Word (Dirty Deeds, #1) by J. Daniels Prom & Prejudice by Elizabeth Eulberg Insider X by Dave Buschi Love, Sincerely, Yours by Sara Ney The Heroic Surgeon by Olivia Gates Murder on the First Day of Christmas (Chloe Carstairs, #1) by Billie Thomas The Boyfriend Mandate (The Boyfriend Chronicles, #2) by River Jaymes Managed (VIP, #2) by Kristen Callihan The Billionaire and the Virgin (Billionaires and Bridesmaids, #1) by Jessica Clare Beautiful Bitch (Beautiful Bastard, #1.5) by Christina Lauren This Savage Song (Monsters of Verity, #1) by Victoria Schwab Ryan's Bed by Tijan The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1) by Suzanne Collins 19 The Boss's Christmas Seduction (New Zealand Knights, #1) by Yvonne Lindsay The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George Under the Never Sky (Under the Never Sky, #1) by Veronica Rossi Hardwired (Hacker, #1) by Meredith Wild One True Thing by Anna Quindlen A SEAL's Seduction (Uniformly Hot SEALs, #1) by Tawny Weber Jock Rule (Jock Hard, #2) by Sara Ney A Crown For Christmas by Rachel Van Dyken The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne Role Play (Plaything, #4) by Tess Oliver The Darkest Lie (Lords of the Underworld #6) by Gena Showalter

Bonus
The show premiered on CBS on September 24, 2007.
The twelfth and final season which will run through 2018–19 premiered on September 24, 2018, consisting of 24 episodes.

1. Read a book with the letters c, b, and s in the title and author's name (combined): Cup of Gold by John Steinbeck (02/01) ★★★
2. Read a book published in September of any year.
3. Read a book by an author with at least 12 separate works: Thursday's Child by Sandra Brown (03/01) ★★★
4. Read a book published in 2018: Rough Ride by Kristen Ashley (23/12) ★★
5. Read a book that puts a smile on your face or is a 'comfort' read for you: Good Time by Jana Aston (01/01) ★★★★

Cup of Gold A Life of Sir Henry Morgan, Buccaneer, with Occasional Reference to History by John Steinbeck 2 Thursday's Child by Sandra Brown Rough Ride (Chaos #4.5; 1001 Dark Nights #76) by Kristen Ashley Good Time by Jana Aston


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message 23: by Charlene (last edited Feb 18, 2019 09:16PM) (new)

Charlene (charley627) | 102 comments I LOVE BBT! I cannot resist trying this challenge even though my reading time is nearly non-existent at the moment. While I want to do level 6, I am going to commit to only level one hopefully with all bonuses. I will figure out which tasks shortly.


The Big Bang Theory Quarterly Challenge
December 15, 2018 - March 14, 2019


Level 1 - Complete any 5 tasks- I own a t.v.
Level 2 - Complete any 10 tasks- I occasionally watch t.v.
Level 3 - Complete any 15 tasks- I have a few favorite tv shows
Level 4 - Complete any 20 tasks- I want to check out Big Bang Theory
Level 5 - Complete any 25 tasks- I watch Big Bang Theory every week!
Level 6 - Complete all 30 tasks- Big Bang Theory is my favorite tv show!
Bonus - 5 books that can be completed with any level

Read 3/5

These actors are credited in all episodes of the series:

01. Johnny Galecki as Leonard Hofstadter: Read a romance with characters who live near each other or a romance set in California or a New Adult romance.

02. Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper: Read a book set in Texas, or a book with a quirky character, or a book with a child in the story.

03. Kaley Cuoco as Penny: Read a book with friends in the story, or a book with a character in the food industry, or a character who is in sales.

04. Simon Helberg as Howard Wolowitz: Read a book with a sky or stars or clouds on the cover, or a book with a character who is a playboy or who lives with their family.

05. Kunal Nayyar as Rajesh Koothrappali: Read a book set in India, or a book with a shy character, or a book with an animal on the cover or in the story.
Dear Evan Hansen, finished 02/18/19. Main character , Evan Hansen, was painfully shy, to the point of near self-destruction.

These actors were first credited as guest stars and later promoted to main cast:

06. Sara Gilbert as Leslie Winkle: Read a book with at least 200 ratings or a book with a character comes back home from somewhere else, or a book with a number in the title (spelled out or numerical). The Outsider, finished 02/06/19, has 77,126 ratings

07. Melissa Rauch as Bernadette Rostenkowski-Wolowitz: Read a friends to lovers or enemies to lovers romance, or a book with a student in it.

08. Mayim Bialik as Amy Farrah Fowler: Read a book with a character who uses a computer, or cell phone, or a book that is lingering on your tbr.

09. Kevin Sussman as Stuart Bloom: Read a book with an artistic character, or a character who takes care of someone else, or read a graphic novel or comic book.

10. Laura Spencer as Emily Sweeney: Read a book with a weapon on the cover or in the story, or a book with a character in the medical field.


Some fun facts about The Big Bang Theory:

11. We still don't know Penny's surname: Read a book with a mysterious character or a mystery or suspenseful romance.
Gwendy's Button Box, finished 12/31/18

12. Actress Mayim Bialik has an actual neuroscience PhD in real life: Read a book with a nerdy or geeky character or a book with glasses or a head on the cover.

13. The cast are also highly skilled musicians: Read a book with a musician or a character that listens to music or a musical instrument on the cover.

14. It was completely ripped off in Belarus: Read a book that has had more than one cover or read a book that is a retelling.

15. There's a real bee named after Sheldon's catchphrase 'Bazinga'.: Read a book with a title that starts with the letter 'B' or an author's first or last name that starts with the letter 'B'.

16. Jim Parsons has never seen Star Trek: Read a paranormal or sci-fi or fantasy romance or a book with something that flies on the cover.

17. Sheldon's shirts sometimes convey his mood: Read a book with a shirt on the cover or a character who is moody.

18. CBS gave it a three-season renewal. Twice: Read a book that is part of a trilogy or has at least 6 books in its series.

19. The characters spoke about Mayim Bialik before she was on the show: Read a book with a character that has a big mouth, or gossips, or a book with a mouth on the cover.

20. The elevator scenes are filmed on just one floor: Read the first book in a series or a stand-alone title.

21. 'Soft Kitty' is an actual song: Read a book with a 'softie' character, or a character that could scratch your eyes out, or a book with 'soft' colors on it (light pink, light yellow, baby blue, etc).

22. The Big Bang Theory might be about the apocalypse: Read a dystopian or apocalyptic book or a book that has a bad date or experience in it.

23. Howard has only female toys: Read a book with a kick-ass (strong, fearless, etc.) female character or a book written by a female author.

24. Penny was originally Katie: Read a book with an author that has a pseudonym or a book that has a character that goes through a big change (life, appearance, move, job, etc.).

25. Nearly everyone has seen Penny naked: Read a book with skin on the cover.

26. Penny has been using the same purse since the second episode of the first season!: Read the second book in a series or a book with a character who is very attached to something or someone.

27. In every single one of the main female characters' first appearances, the first person to speak to them was their future partner: Read a book with insta-love or a book with a wedding or engagement in the story.

28. In 2008, Kaley Cuoco revealed that she and Johnny Galecki secretly dated for two years!: Read a book that was published in 2008, or has a 2, 0, or 8 in the page count, or a book with a character with a secret.

29. The cast members are some of the world's highest paid tv actors.: Read a book with a wealthy character or a book with a character who works very hard for their money.

30. There are several board games with a Big Bang Theory theme, including Clue, Trivial Pursuit: Read a book with a character who is a detective, or in the banking industry, or is a 'know-it-all', or a book with several colors on the cover.


Bonus
The show premiered on CBS on September 24, 2007.
The twelfth and final season which will run through 2018–19 premiered on September 24, 2018, consisting of 24 episodes.

01. Read a book with the letters c, b, and s in the title and author's name (combined).

02. Read a book published in September of any year.

03. Read a book by an author with at least 12 separate works.

04. Read a book published in 2007, or 2018 or 2019.

05. Read a book that puts a smile on your face or is a 'comfort' read for you.


message 24: by MountainKat, Moderator (new)

MountainKat | 17318 comments I'm in! I adore this show and honestly should be going for Big Bang Theory is my favorite tv show! or at least I watch Big Bang Theory every week! (really multiple times a week). But I'm going to go for Level 3 - I have a few favorite tv shows because life is to crazy to commit to more.


message 25: by Pam from Ohio (last edited Jan 25, 2019 11:54AM) (new)

Pam from Ohio | 108 comments I'm in. Level 6
35/35

Tasks for the Big Bang Theory Quarterly Challenge

01. Read a romance with set in California
The Icing on the Cake Sorcha Grace 12/16

2. book with a child in the story.The Cowboy's Christmas Bride Laurie LeClair 1/13

3. book in food industry Taste It Sommer Marsden 12/17

4. Read a book with a sky or stars or clouds on the cover,
Sealed with a Kiss Leeanna Morgan 12/19

05 a book with an animal on the cover
A Family for the Farmer Laurel Blount 1/4

06. Read a book with at least 200 ratings
.Eye of the Beholder Jayne Ann Krentz 12/18

07.Read a friends to lovers or enemies to lovers romance, or a book with a student in it.Luke's Crazy California Christmas Cindy K. Green 12/26

8.a book that is lingering on your tbr.Wild Mustang Man Carol Grace 1/16

09.Read a comic book.
Archie Comic Super Special #1 Dan DeCarlo 12/28

10.Read a book with a character in the medical field.
Surgeon in a Wedding Dress Sue MacKay 1/13

11. Read a book a mystery or suspenseful romance.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder Joanne Fluke 1/3

12. a head on the cover. The Good Luck Charm 1/17

13. Read a book with a musical instrument on the cover.
Lesson in Romance Harmony Evans 1/17

14. Read a book that has had more than one cover
Her Heart's Captain Elizabeth Mansfield 1/3


15. : Read a book with a title that starts with the letter 'B'
The Billionaires Heart Nancy Adams 12/31

16. a book with something that flies on the cover. Cowboy Christmas Blues 1/5

17. Read a book with a shirt on the cover
The Redemption of Darius Sterne 1/5

18. least 6 books in its series.Blueberry Muffin Murder 1/20

19.Read a book with a mouth on the cover.
The Taming of Xander Sterne Carole Mortimer 1/6

20. Read the first book in a stand-alone title.
Faking It Ilsa Madden-Mills 12/28

21. Read a book with 'soft' colors on it (light pink, light yellow, baby blue, etc).Strawberry Shortcake Murder1/22

22. read a book that has a bad date or experience in it.
Worst Date Ever Melodie Campbell 12/16

23.: Read a book written by a female author.
The Secret Santa Wishing Well Nikki Lynn Barrett 12/20

24. a book that has a character that goes through a big change (life, appearance, move, job, etc.).Gone to GreenJudy Christie 1/13

25. Read a book with skin on the cover Gone to Green Judy Christie1/11

26 Read the second book in a series He's Her Mimi Barbour 1/16

27.Read a book with a wedding or engagement in the story
.Return Of The Runaway Bride Donna Clayton 12/15

28. Read a book that was published in 2008, or has a 2, 0, or 8 in the page count, Lemon Meringue Pie Murder 1/24

29.Read a book with a wealthy character
Mine for Tonight ~ Simon J.S. Scott 12/21

30. book with several colors on the cover.The Doctor's Christmas ProposalEve Gaddy 1/13


Bonus

01. Read a book with the letters c, b, and s in the title and author's name (combined).
All Is Calm / All Is Bright Colleen Coble 1/9

02. Read a book published in September of any year.Taking Chances Ann Omasta 12/21

03. Read a book by an author with at least 12 separate works.
Difficult Decision Janet Dailey 12/30

04. Read a book published in 2007 Stealing Home Sherryl Woods 12/19

05. Read a book that puts a smile on your face or is a 'comfort' read for you.
Under the Mistletoe Mary Balogh 1/6


message 26: by Lindy-Lane (last edited Feb 27, 2019 07:14AM) (new)

Lindy-Lane (moonbacklit) | 452 comments goal is 10 books (occasional tv- level 2)
READ 9/10

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Taya | 328 comments Level 3- Complete any 15 tasks- I have a few favorite tv shows
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message 28: by Barbara ★ (new)

Barbara ★ | 3516 comments First Quarterly Challenge ~ The Big Bang Theory Quarterly Challenge
Duration: December 15, 2018 - March 14, 2019
Level 5 - Complete any 25 tasks- I watch Big Bang Theory every week!

READ: 0/25

1. Johnny Galecki as Leonard Hofstadter: Read a romance with characters who live near each other or a romance set in California or a New Adult romance.

2. Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper: Read a book set in Texas, or a book with a quirky character, or a book with a child in the story.

3. Kaley Cuoco as Penny: Read a book with friends in the story, or a book with a character in the food industry, or a character who is in sales.

4. Simon Helberg as Howard Wolowitz: Read a book with a sky or stars or clouds on the cover, or a book with a character who is a playboy or who lives with their family.

5. Kunal Nayyar as Rajesh Koothrappali: Read a book set in India, or a book with a shy character, or a book with an animal on the cover or in the story.

6. Sara Gilbert as Leslie Winkle: Read a book with at least 200 ratings or a book with a character comes back home from somewhere else, or a book with a number in the title (spelled out or numerical).

7. Melissa Rauch as Bernadette Rostenkowski-Wolowitz: Read a friends to lovers or enemies to lovers romance, or a book with a student in it.

8. Mayim Bialik as Amy Farrah Fowler: Read a book with a character who uses a computer, or cell phone, or a book that is lingering on your tbr.

9. Kevin Sussman as Stuart Bloom: Read a book with an artistic character, or a character who takes care of someone else, or read a graphic novel or comic book.

10. Laura Spencer as Emily Sweeney: Read a book with a weapon on the cover or in the story, or a book with a character in the medical field.

11. We still don't know Penny's surname: Read a book with a mysterious character or a mystery or suspenseful romance.

12. Actress Mayim Bialik has an actual neuroscience PhD in real life: Read a book with a nerdy or geeky character or a book with glasses or a head on the cover.

13. The cast are also highly skilled musicians: Read a book with a musician or a character that listens to music or a musical instrument on the cover.

14. It was completely ripped off in Belarus: Read a book that has had more than one cover or read a book that is a retelling.

15. There's a real bee named after Sheldon's catchphrase 'Bazinga'.: Read a book with a title that starts with the letter 'B' or an author's first or last name that starts with the letter 'B'.

16. Jim Parsons has never seen Star Trek: Read a paranormal or sci-fi or fantasy romance or a book with something that flies on the cover.

17. Sheldon's shirts sometimes convey his mood: Read a book with a shirt on the cover or a character who is moody.

18. CBS gave it a three-season renewal. Twice: Read a book that is part of a trilogy or has at least 6 books in its series.

19. The characters spoke about Mayim Bialik before she was on the show: Read a book with a character that has a big mouth, or gossips, or a book with a mouth on the cover.

20. The elevator scenes are filmed on just one floor: Read the first book in a series or a stand-alone title.

21. 'Soft Kitty' is an actual song: Read a book with a 'softie' character, or a character that could scratch your eyes out, or a book with 'soft' colors on it (light pink, light yellow, baby blue, etc).

22. The Big Bang Theory might be about the apocalypse: Read a dystopian or apocalyptic book or a book that has a bad date or experience in it.

23. Howard has only female toys: Read a book with a kick-ass (strong, fearless, etc.) female character or a book written by a female author.

24. Penny was originally Katie: Read a book with an author that has a pseudonym or a book that has a character that goes through a big change (life, appearance, move, job, etc.).

25. Nearly everyone has seen Penny naked: Read a book with skin on the cover.

26. Penny has been using the same purse since the second episode of the first season!: Read the second book in a series or a book with a character who is very attached to something or someone.

27. In every single one of the main female characters' first appearances, the first person to speak to them was their future partner: Read a book with insta-love or a book with a wedding or engagement in the story.

28. In 2008, Kaley Cuoco revealed that she and Johnny Galecki secretly dated for two years!: Read a book that was published in 2008, or has a 2, 0, or 8 in the page count, or a book with a character with a secret.

29. The cast members are some of the world's highest paid tv actors.: Read a book with a wealthy character or a book with a character who works very hard for their money.

30. There are several board games with a Big Bang Theory theme, including Clue, Trivial Pursuit: Read a book with a character who is a detective, or in the banking industry, or is a 'know-it-all', or a book with several colors on the cover.


Bonus
1. Read a book with the letters c, b, and s in the title and author's name (combined).

2. Read a book published in September of any year.

3. Read a book by an author with at least 12 separate works.

4. Read a book published in 2007, or 2018 or 2019.

5. Read a book that puts a smile on your face or is a 'comfort' read for you.


message 29: by bamaace83 (last edited Feb 03, 2019 06:30AM) (new)

bamaace83  | 1037 comments Level 3:

1. Johnny Galecki as Leonard Hofstadter: Read a romance with characters who live near each other or a romance set in California or a New Adult romance.

2. Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper: Read a book set in Texas, or a book with a quirky character, or a book with a child in the story.

His Best Friend's Sister by Sarah M. Anderson 2-1-19

3. Kaley Cuoco as Penny: Read a book with friends in the story, or a book with a character in the food industry, or a character who is in sales.

4. Simon Helberg as Howard Wolowitz: Read a book with a sky or stars or clouds on the cover, or a book with a character who is a playboy or who lives with their family.

5. Kunal Nayyar as Rajesh Koothrappali: Read a book set in India, or a book with a shy character, or a book with an animal on the cover or in the story.

6. Sara Gilbert as Leslie Winkle: Read a book with at least 200 ratings or a book with a character comes back home from somewhere else, or a book with a number in the title (spelled out or numerical).

7. Melissa Rauch as Bernadette Rostenkowski-Wolowitz: Read a friends to lovers or enemies to lovers romance, or a book with a student in it.

His Enemy's Daughter by Sarah M. Anderson . 2-2-19

8. Mayim Bialik as Amy Farrah Fowler: Read a book with a character who uses a computer, or cell phone, or a book that is lingering on your tbr.

Bachelor Unbound by Brenda Jackson . 2-3-19

9. Kevin Sussman as Stuart Bloom: Read a book with an artistic character, or a character who takes care of someone else, or read a graphic novel or comic book.

Why Not Tonight (Happily Inc., #3) by Susan Mallery . 1-12-19

10. Laura Spencer as Emily Sweeney: Read a book with a weapon on the cover or in the story, or a book with a character in the medical field.

1/6/19 It's Always Been You by Elle Wright

11. We still don't know Penny's surname: Read a book with a mysterious character or a mystery or suspenseful romance.

12. Actress Mayim Bialik has an actual neuroscience PhD in real life: Read a book with a nerdy or geeky character or a book with glasses or a head on the cover.

13. The cast are also highly skilled musicians: Read a book with a musician or a character that listens to music or a musical instrument on the cover.

14. It was completely ripped off in Belarus: Read a book that has had more than one cover or read a book that is a retelling.

15. There's a real bee named after Sheldon's catchphrase 'Bazinga'.: Read a book with a title that starts with the letter 'B' or an author's first or last name that starts with the letter 'B'.

Tonight and Forever (Madaris Family Saga) by Brenda Jackson . 1-17-19

16. Jim Parsons has never seen Star Trek: Read a paranormal or sci-fi or fantasy romance or a book with something that flies on the cover.

17. Sheldon's shirts sometimes convey his mood: Read a book with a shirt on the cover or a character who is moody.

18. CBS gave it a three-season renewal. Twice: Read a book that is part of a trilogy or has at least 6 books in its series.

Fire and Desire by Brenda Jackson . 1-20-19

19. The characters spoke about Mayim Bialik before she was on the show: Read a book with a character that has a big mouth, or gossips, or a book with a mouth on the cover.

20. The elevator scenes are filmed on just one floor: Read the first book in a series or a stand-alone title.

You Say It First (Happily Inc, #1) by Susan Mallery . 1-18-19

21. 'Soft Kitty' is an actual song: Read a book with a 'softie' character, or a character that could scratch your eyes out, or a book with 'soft' colors on it (light pink, light yellow, baby blue, etc).

22. The Big Bang Theory might be about the apocalypse: Read a dystopian or apocalyptic book or a book that has a bad date or experience in it.

23. Howard has only female toys: Read a book with a kick-ass (strong, fearless, etc.) female character or a book written by a female author.

24. Penny was originally Katie: Read a book with an author that has a pseudonym or a book that has a character that goes through a big change (life, appearance, move, job, etc.).

1/16/19 Repeat by Kylie Scott

25. Nearly everyone has seen Penny naked: Read a book with skin on the cover.

26. Penny has been using the same purse since the second episode of the first season!: Read the second book in a series or a book with a character who is very attached to something or someone.

27. In every single one of the main female characters' first appearances, the first person to speak to them was their future partner: Read a book with insta-love or a book with a wedding or engagement in the story.

28. In 2008, Kaley Cuoco revealed that she and Johnny Galecki secretly dated for two years!: Read a book that was published in 2008, or has a 2, 0, or 8 in the page count, or a book with a character with a secret.

29. The cast members are some of the world's highest paid tv actors.: Read a book with a wealthy character or a book with a character who works very hard for their money.

1/8/19 Wherever You Are by Elle Wright

30. There are several board games with a Big Bang Theory theme, including Clue, Trivial Pursuit: Read a book with a character who is a detective, or in the banking industry, or is a 'know-it-all', or a book with several colors on the cover.


Bonus
1. Read a book with the letters c, b, and s in the title and author's name (combined).

2. Read a book published in September of any year.

3. Read a book by an author with at least 12 separate works.

4. Read a book published in 2007, or 2018 or 2019.

5. Read a book that puts a smile on your face or is a 'comfort' read for you.


message 30: by Amanda A (last edited Jan 25, 2019 08:24AM) (new)

Amanda A (carolinabookworm) | 763 comments The Big Bang Theory Quarterly Challenge
December 15, 2018- March 14, 2019
Level 6: 30/30 + 5/5 Bonus


1. Read a romance with characters who live near each other or a romance set in California or a New Adult romance.
When It's Real by Erin Watt 12/30

2. Read a book set in Texas, or a book with a quirky character, or a book with a child in the story.
The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang 1/11

3. Read a book with friends in the story, or a book with a character in the food industry, or a character who is in sales.
Alaskan Holiday by Debbie Macomber 12/18

4. Read a book with a sky or stars or clouds on the cover, or a book with a character who is a playboy or who lives with their family.
If I Only Knew by Corinne Michaels 1/5

5. Read a book set in India, or a book with a shy character, or a book with an animal on the cover or in the story.
Christmas Camp by Karen Schaler 12/22

6. Read a book with at least 200 ratings or a book with a character comes back home from somewhere else, or a book with a number in the title (spelled out or numerical).
Moonshine Kiss by Lucy Score and Claire Kingsley 12/31

7. Read a friends to lovers or enemies to lovers romance, or a book with a student in it.
Switch Hitter by Sara Ney 1/9

8. Read a book with a character who uses a computer, or cell phone, or a book that is lingering on your tbr.
Blood Brothers by Nora Roberts 12/23

9. Read a book with an artistic character, or a character who takes care of someone else, or read a graphic novel or comic book.
Erik by Sawyer Bennett 1/1

10. Read a book with a weapon on the cover or in the story, or a book with a character in the medical field.
The Darkest Sunrise by Aly Martinez 1/6

11. Read a book with a mysterious character or a mystery or suspenseful romance.
Whistleblower by Tess Gerritsen 12/29

12. Read a book with a nerdy or geeky character or a book with glasses or a head on the cover.
The Professor Woos The Witch by Kristen Painter 1/2

13. Read a book with a musician or a character that listens to music or a musical instrument on the cover.
Once Upon A Real Good Time by Lauren Blakely 12/17

14. Read a book that has had more than one cover or read a book that is a retelling.
The Boy Next Door by Meg Cabot 12/21

15. Read a book with a title that starts with the letter 'B' or an author's first or last name that starts with the letter 'B'.
Even Villains Fall In Love by Liana Brooks 1/11

16. Read a paranormal or sci-fi or fantasy romance or a book with something that flies on the cover.
Some Were In Time by Robyn Peterman 12/15

17. Read a book with a shirt on the cover or a character who is moody.
Easy Love by Kristen Proby 12/15

18. Read a book that is part of a trilogy or has at least 6 books in its series.
Christmas with the Sheriff by Victoria James 12/26

19. Read a book with a character that has a big mouth, or gossips, or a book with a mouth on the cover.
How the Dukes Stole Christmas by Tessa Dare, Sarah MacLean, Sophie Jordan & Joanna Shupe 1/9

20. Read the first book in a series or a stand-alone title.
Against the Wall by Rebecca Zanetti 1/2

21. Read a book with a 'softie' character, or a character that could scratch your eyes out, or a book with 'soft' colors on it (light pink, light yellow, baby blue, etc).
Brokedown Cowboy by Maisey Yates 1/13

22. Read a dystopian or apocalyptic book or a book that has a bad date or experience in it.
Enforce by Rachel Van Dyken 1/2

23. Read a book with a kick-ass (strong, fearless, etc.) female character or a book written by a female author.
The First Crush is the Deepest by Nina Harrington 1/6

24. Read a book with an author that has a pseudonym or a book that has a character that goes through a big change (life, appearance, move, job, etc.)
Trust No One by Jayne Ann Krentz 1/8

25. Read a book with skin on the cover
Heartbreak Warfare by Heather M. Orgeron and Kate Stewart 12/22

26. Read the second book in a series or a book with a character who is very attached to something or someone.
Swing by Adriana Locke 12/22

27. Read a book with insta-love or a book with a wedding or engagement in the story.
A Crown For Christmas by Rachel Van Dyken 12/30

28. Read a book that was published in 2008, or has a 2, 0, or 8 in the page count, or a book with a character with a secret.
Suddenly One Summer by Julie James 1/3

29. Read a book with a wealthy character or a book with a character who works very hard for their money.
Best Friend Bride by Kat Cantrell 1/12

30. Read a book with a character who is a detective, or in the banking industry, or is a 'know-it-all', or a book with several colors on the cover.
A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi 1/11

Bonus-

1. Read a book with the letters c, b, and s in the title and author's name (combined).
Book Boyfriend by Claire Kingsley 1/11

2. Read a book published in September of any year.
Beneath These Scars by Meghan March 1/4

3. Read a book by an author with at least 12 separate works.
Heart of Obsidian by Nalini Singh 12/20

4. Read a book published in 2007, or 2018 or 2019
From Lukov with Love by Mariana Zapata 1/7

5. Read a book that puts a smile on your face or is a 'comfort' read for you
Hello Stranger by Lisa Kleypas 1/17


message 31: by Karen ♐ (last edited Mar 23, 2019 08:33PM) (new)

Karen ♐ (kmk1214) | 1059 comments The Big Bang Theory Quarterly Challenge
December 15, 2018- March 14, 2019
No Minimum Page

Level 5-Complete any 25 tasks- I watch Big Bang Theory every week!
29 Read / Bonus Read


Tasks for the Big Bang Theory Quarterly Challenge-
1. Johnny Galecki as Leonard Hofstadter:
Read a romance with characters who live near each other
- Quiver & Burn Kelli Callahan - 12/30
2. Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper:
Read a book with a child in the story.
- Captive at Christmas Danielle Taylor - 12/16
3. Kaley Cuoco as Penny:
Read a book with friends in the story
- Stealing Home Sherryl Woods - 1/2
4. Simon Helberg as Howard Wolowitz:
Read a book with a sky or stars or clouds on the cover
- A Yellowstone Christmas (Yellowstone Romance, #1.5) by Peggy L. Henderson Peggy L. Henderson - 1/3
5. Kunal Nayyar as Rajesh Koothrappali:
Read a book with a shy character
- The Heart of Devin MacKade Nora Roberts - 1/11
6. Sara Gilbert as Leslie Winkle
Read a book with at least 200 ratings
- The Pride of Jared MacKade Nora Roberts - 1/10
7. Melissa Rauch as Bernadette Rostenkowski-Wolowitz
Read a friends to lovers
- Naughty Little Secret Shelley Bradley - 12/18
8. Mayim Bialik as Amy Farrah Fowler
Read a book with a character who uses a computer, or cell phone
- One Lavender Ribbon Heather Burch - 12/23
9. Kevin Sussman as Stuart Bloom
Read a book with a character who takes care of someone else
- Chasing the Sun Kaki Warner - 1/26
10. Laura Spencer as Emily Sweeney
Read a book with a weapon on the cover or in the story, or a book with a character in the medical field.
- Open Country Kaki Warner - 12/19
11. We still don't know Penny's surname-
Read a book with a mysterious character or a mystery or suspenseful romance.
- Fantasy in Death J.D. Robb - 1/7
12. Actress Mayim Bialik has an actual neuroscience PhD in real life
Read a book with a nerdy or geeky character
- The Fall of Shane MacKade Nora Roberts - 2/15
13. The cast are also highly skilled musicians
Read a book with a musician or a character that listens to music or a musical instrument on the cover.
- Dirty Billionaire Meghan March - 12/17
14. It was completely ripped off in Belarus
Read a book that has had more than one cover
- Virgin River Robyn Carr - 1/5
15. There's a real bee named after Sheldon's catchphrase 'Bazinga'.
Read a book with a title that starts with the letter 'B' or an author's first or last name that starts with the letter 'B'.
- Rainwater Sandra Brown - 12/28
17. Sheldon's shirts sometimes convey his mood.
Read a book with a character who is moody.
- Raw: Rebirth Belle Aurora - 1/8
18. CBS gave it a three-season renewal. Twice.
Read a book that is part of a trilogy
- Hush E.K. Blair - 12/21
19. The characters spoke about Mayim Bialik before she was on the show
Read a book with a mouth on the cover.
- Sugar Daddy (Sugar Bowl, #1) by Sawyer Bennett Sawyer Bennett - 3/2
20. The elevator scenes are filmed on just one floor
Read the first book in a series
- Marriage Games C.D. Reiss - 12/16
21. 'Soft Kitty' is an actual song
Read a book with a book with 'soft' colors on it (light pink, light yellow, baby blue, etc).
- Engaging the Bachelor (Pulse, #1) by Cathryn Fox Cathryn Fox - 2/14
23. Howard has only female toys
Read a book with a kick-ass (strong, fearless, etc.) female character or a book written by a female author.
- Extinguished Kaylea Cross - 12/23
24. Penny was originally Katie
Read a book that has a character that goes through a big change (life, appearance, move, job, etc.)
- move/job - Snow Angel Cove RaeAnne Thayne - 12/26
25. Nearly everyone has seen Penny naked
Read a book with skin on the cover
- Stanton Completely (Stanton, #3) by T.L. Swan T.L. Swan - 1/14
26. Penny has been using the same purse since the second episode of the first season!
Read the second book in a series.
- Hard Evidence Pamela Clare - 1/16
27. In every single one of the main female characters' first appearances, the first person to speak to them was their future partner.
Read a book with insta-love
- Down to You Michelle Leighton - 1/19
28. In 2008, Kaley Cuoco revealed that she and Johnny Galecki secretly dated for two years!
Read a book that has a 2, 0, or 8 in the page count
- 259 pgs - Rekindled Kaylea Cross - 1/17
29. The cast members are some of the world's highest paid tv actors.
Read a book with a character who works very hard for their money.
- Dirty Deeds Lorelei James - 1/31
30. There are several board games with a Big Bang Theory theme, including Clue, Trivial Pursuit
Read a book with several colors on the cover.
- Shelter Mountain (Virgin River, #2) by Robyn Carr Robyn Carr - 2/3

Bonus-
The show premiered on CBS on September 24, 2007.
The twelfth and final season which will run through 2018–19 premiered on September 24, 2018, consisting of 24 episodes.

4. Read a book published in 2007, or 2018 or 2019 - Pub 2019
- Hidden Worthiness Susan Fanetti - 1/22


message 32: by Claudia (last edited Mar 02, 2019 08:41PM) (new)

Claudia | 4 comments Final Update: Finished!


I’m in for my first challenge and going to aim high and for Level 6 + Bonus

35/35


Main Cast:
1. Romance set in California – Sweet Little Lies (Heartbreaker Bay, #1) by Jill Shalvis by Jill Shalvis (Read 12/15/18)
2. Book set in Texas - Running From the Law by Jami Albright by Jami Albright (Read 12/16/18)
3. Book with friends in the story - The Boy I Hate by Taylor Sullivan by Taylor Sullivan (Read 12/16/18)
4. Book with a character who is a playboy – Collide (Collide, #1) by Gail McHugh by Gail McHugh (Read 12/19/18)
5. Book with an animal on the cover – Trust Me on This by Jennifer Crusie by Jennifer Crusie (Read 12/19/18)

Supporting/Guest Cast:
6. Book with a number in the title - One Wedding, Two Brides by Heidi Betts by Heidi Betts (Read 12/19/18)
7. Book with enemies to lovers - Her Best Worst Mistake (Elizabeth and Violet #2) by Sarah Mayberry by Sarah Mayberry(Read 12/20/18)
8. Book with a character who uses a cell phone - Amber's Blind Date A Funny Text Message Story (Texting Girls, #1) by Casey Summers by Casey Summers (Read 12/20/18)
9. Book with an artistic character - Born in Fire (Born In Trilogy, #1) by Nora Roberts by Nora Roberts (Read 12/20/18)
10. book with a character in the medical field - Anyone But You by Jennifer Crusie by Jennifer Crusie (Read 1/12/19)

Fun Facts:
11. Book with a mystery or suspenseful romance- Dirty Little Secrets (J.J. Graves Mystery #1) by Liliana Hart by Liliana Hart (Read 1/7/19)
12. Book with glasses or a head on the cover - Remedial Rocket Science (Chemistry Lessons, #1) by Susannah Nix by Susannah Nix Read 12/27/18
13. Book with a musician – Dirty Secret (The Burke Brothers, #1) by Emma Hart by Emma Hart (Read 12/23/18)
14. Book that is a retelling – Geekerella by Ashley Poston by Ashley Poston (Read 1/9/19)
15. Book with a title that starts with the letter 'B' - Beautiful Disaster (Beautiful, #1) by Jamie McGuire by Jamie McGuire (Read 1/11/19)
16. Book with paranormal romance- Awakened (Vampire Awakenings, #1) by Brenda K. Davies by Brenda K. Davies (Read 1/14/19)
17. Book with shirt on the cover - The Importance of Getting Revenge by Amanda Abram by Amanda Abram (Read 12/28/18)
18. Book that is part of a trilogy - To All the Boys I've Loved Before (To All the Boys I've Loved Before, #1) by Jenny Han by Jenny Han (Read 1/12/19)
19. Book with a character that has a big mouth - Queen of Babble in the Big City (Queen of Babble, #2) by Meg Cabot by Meg Cabot (Read 1/26/19)
20. First book in a series - Truth or Beard (Winston Brothers, #1) by Penny Reid by Penny Reid (Read 1/25/19)
21. Book with 'soft' colors on it – Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie by Jennifer Crusie (Read 1/30/19)
22. Dystopian or apocalyptic book - The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood by Margaret Atwood (Read 1/25/19)
23. Book with a kick-ass female character - Night and Silence (October Daye #12) by Seanan McGuire bySeanan McGuire (Read 12/18/18)
24. Book with an author that has a pseudonym - When All the Girls Have Gone (Cutler, Sutter, & Salinas #1) by Jayne Ann Krentz by Jayne Ann Krentz (Amanda Quick) (Read 2/7/19)
25. book with skin on the cover – Marriage Mistake by R.S. Lively by R.S. Lively (Read 2/7/19)
26. The second book in a series - Dirty Past (The Burke Brothers, #2) by Emma Hart by Emma Hart (Read 12/23/18)
27. book with a wedding & insta-love in the story - Four Day Fling by Emma Hart by Emma Hart (Read 1/12/19)
28. 2 in the page count - The Billionaire’s Favorite Mistake (Billionaires and Bridesmaids, #4) by Jessica Clare byJessica Clare (206 pages) (Read 12/27/18)
29. Book with a wealthy character - Billionaire on the Loose (Billionaires and Bridesmaids, #5) by Jessica Clare by Jessica Clare (Read 12/27/18)
30. Book with a character who is a detective - Butterface (The Hartigans, #1) by Avery Flynn by Avery Flynn (Read 1/4/19)
Bonus:
1. book with the letters c, b, and s in the title and author's name (combined) – Caught by You (Secret Agents #1) by Kris Rafferty by Kris Rafferty (Read 3/1/19)
2. book published in September of any year - Decked with Holly by Marni Bates by Marni Bates (Read 3/2/19)
3. book by an author with at least 12 separate works – The River Knows by Amanda Quick by Amanda Quick (Read 2/21/19)
4. book published in 2007, or 2018 or 2019 - The Upside to Being Single by Emma Hart by Emma Hart (Read 2/21/19)
5. book that puts a smile on your face – Agnes and the Hitman by Jennifer Crusie by Jennifer Crusie (Read 3/1/19)


message 33: by Susan (last edited Feb 26, 2019 08:15AM) (new)

Susan (scoutmomskf) | 1615 comments I'm in - trying for all :-)

30/30
5/5 Bonus

Tasks for the Big Bang Theory Quarterly Challenge-

These actors are credited in all episodes of the series:

1. Johnny Galecki as Leonard Hofstadter:
Read a romance with characters who live near each other or a romance set in California or a New Adult romance.
The Baby Arrangement - Tara Taylor Quinn (HSE #2679 - Mar 2019) (California) - Jan 31

2. Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper:
Read a book set in Texas, or a book with a quirky character, or a book with a child in the story.
A Ranger for Christmas - Stella Bagwell (HSE #2661 - Dec 2018) (child) - Jan 4

3. Kaley Cuoco as Penny:
Read a book with friends in the story, or a book with a character in the food industry, or a character who is in sales.
The Forever Christmas Tree - Sandra Hill (Avon - Sept 2018) (Christmas tree sales) - Dec 31

4. Simon Helberg as Howard Wolowitz:
Read a book with a sky or stars or clouds on the cover, or a book with a character who is a playboy or who lives with their family.
Wyoming Cowboy Justice - Nicole Helm (HI #1814 - Oct 2018) (dark clouds) - Jan 2

5. Kunal Nayyar as Rajesh Koothrappali:
Read a book set in India, or a book with a shy character, or a book with an animal on the cover or in the story.
Bring Me a Maverick for Christmas! - Brenda Harlen (HSE #2659 - Dec 2018) (animals) - Dec 20

The Baby Arrangement by Tara Taylor Quinn A Ranger for Christmas by Stella Bagwell The Forever Christmas Tree (Bell Sound #1) by Sandra Hill Wyoming Cowboy Justice by Nicole Helm Bring Me a Maverick for Christmas! (Montana Mavericks The Lonelyhearts Ranch) by Brenda Harlen

These actors were first credited as guest stars and later promoted to main cast:

6. Sara Gilbert as Leslie Winkle (recurring season 1, starring season 2, guest seasons 3, 9):
Read a book with at least 200 ratings or a book with a character comes back home from somewhere else, or a book with a number in the title (spelled out or numerical).
I'm Your Santa - Lori Foster, Karen Kelley, Dianne Castell (Brava - Oct 2007) (998 ratings) - Dec 16

7. Melissa Rauch as Bernadette Rostenkowski-Wolowitz (recurring season 3, starring seasons 4–):
Read a friends to lovers or enemies to lovers romance, or a book with a student in it.
The Ebb Tide - Beverly Lewis (Bethany House - Apr 2017) (student) - Feb 3

8. Mayim Bialik as Amy Farrah Fowler (guest star season 3, starring seasons 4–):
Read a book with a character who uses a computer, or cell phone, or a book that is lingering on your tbr.
Hot Winter Nights - Jill Shalvis (Avon - Sept 2018) (computer/cell phone) - Dec 23

9. Kevin Sussman as Stuart Bloom (recurring seasons 2–5, 7, starring seasons 6, 8–):
Read a book with an artistic character, or a character who takes care of someone else, or read a graphic novel or comic book.
A Daddy by Christmas - Teri Wilson (HSE #2663 - Dec 2018) (dancer) - Dec 24

10. Laura Spencer as Emily Sweeney (recurring seasons 7–8, 10, starring season 9):
Read a book with a weapon on the cover or in the story, or a book with a character in the medical field.
The Outlaw and the Runaway - Tatiana March (HHSS #475 - May 2018) (pistols) - Dec 27

I'm Your Santa (Brava Brothers, #2.5; The O'Fallons #3.5; Southern Series, #3.5) by Lori Foster The Ebb Tide by Beverly Lewis Hot Winter Nights (Heartbreaker Bay, #6) by Jill Shalvis A Daddy by Christmas by Teri Wilson The Outlaw and the Runaway by Tatiana March

Some fun facts about The Big Bang Theory-

11. We still don't know Penny's surname-
Read a book with a mysterious character or a mystery or suspenseful romance.
Honor Reclaimed - Tonya Burrows (Entangled - June 2014) (suspense) - Jan 5
12. Actress Mayim Bialik has an actual neuroscience PhD in real life
Read a book with a nerdy or geeky character or a book with glasses or a head on the cover.
The Army Doc's Christmas Angel - Annie O'Neil (HMED #997 - Dec 2018) (head) - Feb 17
13. The cast are also highly skilled musicians
Read a book with a musician or a character that listens to music or a musical instrument on the cover.
Fortune's Christmas Baby - Tara Taylor Quinn (HSE #2664 - Dec 2018) (musician) - Jan 4
14. It was completely ripped off in Belarus
Read a book that has had more than one cover or read a book that is a retelling.
Never Been Kissed - Molly O'Keefe (Bantam - July 2014) (different covers for book and ebook) - Feb 5
15. There's a real bee named after Sheldon's catchphrase 'Bazinga'.
Read a book with a title that starts with the letter 'B' or an author's first or last name that starts with the letter 'B'.
Western Christmas Brides: A Bride and Baby for Christmas\Miss Christina's Christmas Wish\A Kiss from the Cowboy - Lauri Robinson, Lynna Banning, Carol Arens (HH #1347 - Oct 2017) - Miss Christine's Christmas Wish by Lynna Banning - Dec 19

Honor Reclaimed (HORNET, #2) by Tonya Burrows The Army Doc's Christmas Angel (Hope Children's Hospital #3) by Annie O'Neil Fortune's Christmas Baby by Tara Taylor Quinn Never Been Kissed (Boys of Bishop, #2) by Molly O'Keefe Western Christmas Brides A Bride and Baby for Christmas\Miss Christina's Christmas Wish\A Kiss from the Cowboy by Lauri Robinson

16. Jim Parsons has never seen Star Trek
Read a paranormal or sci-fi or fantasy romance or a book with something that flies on the cover.
The Spitfire Girls - Soraya Lane (Lake Union Pub - Feb 2019) (planes) - Feb 26
17. Sheldon's shirts sometimes convey his mood.
Read a book with a shirt on the cover or a character who is moody.
New Year's Resolution: Romance!: Say Yes\No More Bad Girls\Just a Fling - Christie Ridgway, Leslie Kelly, Tanya Michaels (HQN - Jan 2015) (shirt) - Feb 24
18. CBS gave it a three-season renewal. Twice.
Read a book that is part of a trilogy or has at least 6 books in its series.
Unmasking the Maverick - Teresa Southwick (HSE #2647 - Oct 2018) (6 books) - Dec 21
19. The characters spoke about Mayim Bialik before she was on the show
Read a book with a character that has a big mouth, or gossips, or a book with a mouth on the cover.
His Mistletoe Marchioness - Georgie Lee (HH #1404 - Dec 2018) (gossip) - Jan 10
20. The elevator scenes are filmed on just one floor
Read the first book in a series or a stand-alone title.
Snowbound with the Single Dad - Cara Colter (HR #4644 - Dec 2018) (stand alone) - Dec 30

The Spitfire Girls by Soraya M. Lane New Year's Resolution Romance! Say Yes\No More Bad Girls\Just a Fling by Christie Ridgway Unmasking the Maverick by Teresa Southwick His Mistletoe Marchioness by Georgie Lee Snowbound with the Single Dad by Cara Colter

21. 'Soft Kitty' is an actual song
Read a book with a 'softie' character, or a character that could scratch your eyes out, or a book with 'soft' colors on it (light pink, light yellow, baby blue, etc).
Prince of Danger - Amanda Scott (Forever - Nov 2005) (soft colors) - Jan 8
22. The Big Bang Theory might be about the apocalypse
Read a dystopian or apocalyptic book or a book that has a bad date or experience in it.
The Girl with the Sweetest Secret - Betina Krahn (Kensington - Nov 2018) (kidnapped heroine) - Jan 24
23. Howard has only female toys
Read a book with a kick-ass (strong, fearless, etc.) female character or a book written by a female author.
Marriage Confidential - Debra Webb, Regan Black (HI #1720 - June 2017) (kickass female) - Feb 21
24. Penny was originally Katie
Read a book with an author that has a pseudonym or a book that has a character that goes through a big change (life, appearance, move, job, etc.)
Tempt Me in Vegas - Maureen Child (SD #2619 - Oct 2018) (3 names) - Dec 29
25. Nearly everyone has seen Penny naked
Read a book with skin on the cover
Owen - Melody Anne (Amazon Publishing - Dec 2018) - Jan 28

Prince of Danger (Isles/Templar, #3) by Amanda Scott The Girl with the Sweetest Secret (Sin and Sensibility, #2) by Betina Krahn Marriage Confidential by Debra Webb Tempt Me in Vegas (Harlequin Desire Book 2619) by Maureen Child Owen (Undercover Billionaire, #3) by Melody Anne

26. Penny has been using the same purse since the second episode of the first season!
Read the second book in a series or a book with a character who is very attached to something or someone.
Wyoming Cowboy Protection - Nicole Helm (HI #1820 - Nov 2018) (second book) - Jan 3
27. In every single one of the main female characters' first appearances, the first person to speak to them was their future partner.
Read a book with insta-love or a book with a wedding or engagement in the story.
Flare Up - Shannon Stacey (Carina Press - Jan 2019) (engagement) - Jan 29
28. In 2008, Kaley Cuoco revealed that she and Johnny Galecki secretly dated for two years!
Read a book that was published in 2008, or has a 2, 0, or 8 in the page count, or a book with a character with a secret.
Strawberry Hill - Catherine Anderson (Penguin - Dec 2018) (son) - Feb 10
29. The cast members are some of the world's highest paid tv actors.
Read a book with a wealthy character or a book with a character who works very hard for their money.
Angel - Janie Crouch (Calamity Jane Pub - Feb 2019) (wealthy) - Feb 13
30. There are several board games with a Big Bang Theory theme, including Clue, Trivial Pursuit
Read a book with a character who is a detective, or in the banking industry, or is a 'know-it-all', or a book with several colors on the cover.
Home at Last - Shirlee McCoy (Zebra - Feb 2019) (lots of colors on cover) - Feb20

Wyoming Cowboy Protection by Nicole Helm Flare Up (Boston Fire, #6) by Shannon Stacey Strawberry Hill (Mystic Creek, #5) by Catherine Anderson Angel (Linear Tactical #4) by Janie Crouch Home at Last by Shirlee McCoy

Bonus-

The show premiered on CBS on September 24, 2007.
The twelfth and final season which will run through 2018–19 premiered on September 24, 2018, consisting of 24 episodes.

1. Read a book with the letters c, b, and s in the title and author's name (combined).
In the Sheriff's Protection - Lauri Robinson (HHSS #473 - Apr 2018) - Dec 26
2. Read a book published in September of any year.
The Little Maverick Matchmaker - Stella Bagwell (HSE #2641 - Sept 2018) - Jan 11
3. Read a book by an author with at least 12 separate works.
The Magnolia Inn - Carolyn Brown (Amazon Publishing - Jan 2019) (99 titles) - Jan 25
4. Read a book published in 2007, or 2018 or 2019
An Amish Match on Ice Mountain - Kelly Long (Kensington - Nov 2018) - Jan 13
5. Read a book that puts a smile on your face or is a 'comfort' read for you
It's Getting Scot in Here - Suzanne Enoch (St. Martin's - Mar 2019) (smile) - Feb 12

In the Sheriff's Protection (Oak Grove #4) by Lauri Robinson The Little Maverick Matchmaker (Montana Mavericks The Lonelyhearts Ranch Book 2641) by Stella Bagwell The Magnolia Inn by Carolyn Brown An Amish Match on Ice Mountain (Ice Mountain #5) by Kelly Long It's Getting Scot in Here (Wild Wicked Highlanders, #1) by Suzanne Enoch


message 34: by Jenn (not Lily) (last edited Jan 19, 2019 09:33PM) (new)

Jenn (not Lily) | 208 comments Big Bang Theory Quarterly Challenge 12/15/18 - 3/14/19
finished 1/19/19, 30/30 + 5/5 bonus

1. Johnny Galecki as Leonard Hofstadter
New Adult romance: Could You Love An Apple?, Becky Jerams 12/22

2. Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper
a child in the story: Happily Ever Alfie, K. Sterling 12/21

3. Kaley Cuoco as Penny
a character in the food industry: Exploration, Quinn Ward 12/18

4. Simon Helberg as Howard Wolowitz
a sky on the cover: Embrace the Beast, Mia West 12/29

5. Kunal Nayyar as Rajesh Koothrappali
an animal in the story: Snakeskin Boots, Xara X. Xanakas 12/31

6. Sara Gilbert as Leslie Winkle
a character who comes back home from somewhere else: Beautiful Dreamer, Christina Lee 12/18

7. Melissa Rauch as Bernadette Rostenkowski-Wolowitz
enemies to lovers romance: Love Around the Corner, Sally Malcolm 12/17

8. Mayim Bialik as Amy Farrah Fowler
a character who uses a cell phone: The Christmas I Know, Nicky James 12/20

9. Kevin Sussman as Stuart Bloom
a character who takes care of someone else: Rejoice, Dammit, Kaje Harper 12/23

10. Laura Spencer as Emily Sweeney
a character in the medical field: Alaska, Cate Ashwood 1/2

11. We still don't know Penny's surname
a mystery: The Magician's Angel, Jordan L. Hawk 12/29

12. Actress Mayim Bialik has an actual neuroscience PhD in real life
a nerdy or geeky character: Magic & Mistletoe, Annabelle Jacobs 1/8

13. The cast are also highly skilled musicians
a musician character and a musical instrument on the cover: Shrewd Angel, Anyta Sunday 1/7

14. It was completely ripped off in Belarus
a book that has had more than one cover: Taming Ryder, Nicola Haken 12/27

15. There's a real bee named after Sheldon's catchphrase 'Bazinga'
a title that starts with the letter 'B': Bishop Ridge, Cate Ashwood 1/12

16. Jim Parsons has never seen Star Trek
something that flies on the cover: Angel on Solid Ground, C.S. Patra 12/28

17. Sheldon's shirts sometimes convey his mood
a character who is moody: Christmas Homecoming, L.A. Witt 1/2

18. CBS gave it a three-season renewal. Twice
at least 6 books in its series: Shamrock Spiced Omega, Susi Hawke 12/21

19. The characters spoke about Mayim Bialik before she was on the show
a book with a mouth on the cover: CTRL Me, Anna Zabo 12/24

20. The elevator scenes are filmed on just one floor
a stand-alone title: Resilient Heart, Annabeth Albert 1/16

21. 'Soft Kitty' is an actual song
a book with 'soft' colors on it: The Mistletoe Effect, Cate Ashwood 1/3

22. The Big Bang Theory might be about the apocalypse
a book that has a bad date/experience in it: In Case of Emergency, Keira Andrews 1/8

23. Howard has only female toys
a kick-ass (strong, fearless, etc.) female character written by a female author: Unmasked by the Marquess, Cat Sebastian 12/24

24. Penny was originally Katie
an author that has a pseudonym: Old Poison, Josh Lanyon 1/11

25. Nearly everyone has seen Penny naked
skin on the cover: Joshua's Rainbow, Victoria Sue 12/20

26. Penny has been using the same purse since the second episode of the first season
the second book in a series: Summerfield's Angel, Kim Fielding (The Christmas Angel #2) 12/27

27. In every single one of the main female characters' first appearances, the first person to speak to them was their future partner
a wedding/engagement in the story: Stay, K.M. Neuhold 1/19

28. In 2008, Kaley Cuoco revealed that she and Johnny Galecki secretly dated for two years
2, 0, or 8 in the page count: The Necromancer's Dilemma, S.J. Himes (282) 12/16

29. The cast members are some of the world's highest paid tv actors
a character who works very hard for their money: Chocolate Spiced Omega, Susi Hawke 12/16

30. There are several board games with a Big Bang Theory theme, including Clue, Trivial Pursuit
several colors on the cover: Mated to the Meerkat, Lia Silver 12/28

Bonus
The show premiered on CBS on September 24, 2007. The twelfth and final season which will run through 2018–19 premiered on September 24, 2018, consisting of 24 episodes.

1. Read a book with the letters c, b, and s in the title and author's name combined
Exposed, Bey Deckard 12/28

2. Read a book published in September of any year
Diego, Angel Martinez (9/16/2010) 12/24

3. Read a book by an author with at least 12 separate works
Champagne Spiced Omega, Susi Hawke (70+) 12/15

4. Read a book published in 2018
Mr. Frosty Pants, Leta Blake 12/15

5. Read a book that puts a smile on your face or is a 'comfort' read for you
The Year We Fell Down, Sarina Bowen 1/14


message 35: by Jujubee (last edited Mar 15, 2019 06:31PM) (new)

Jujubee (goodreadscomjujubeed) | 216 comments I'm @ 32 tasks in LEVEL 6 Big Bang Theory is my favorite TV show!

ORIGINAL CAST STARS COMPLETED 02/21/19
1 British Bedmate by Penelope Ward 2 The Girl in the Steel Corset (Steampunk Chronicles, #1) by Kady Cross 3 The One Who's Not the One by Keris Stainton 4 Sweep of the Blade (Innkeeper Chronicles, #4) by Ilona Andrews 5 Ten Days with the Highlander by Hayson Manning
1. Johnny Galecki as Leonard Hofstadter: Boarder and NA British Bedmate Penelope Ward, Vi Keeland • Read 01/10/19 3.5*
2. Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper: Quirky heroine The Girl in the Steel Corset (Steampunk Chronicles 01) Kady Cross • Read 12/31/18 3*
3. Kaley Cuoco as Penny: The One Who's Not the One Keris Stainton • Read 02/21/19 4*
4. Simon Helberg as Howard Wolowitz: Stars on cover Sweep of the Blade (Innkeeper Chronicles 03.5) Ilona Andrews • Read 12/25/18 5*
5. Kunal Nayyar as Rajesh Koothrappali: Animals in the story Ten Days with the Highlander Hayson Manning • Read 01/29/19 4*

GUEST STARS AND NEW CAST COMPLETED 03/04/19
6 Vampire's Faith (Dark Protectors, #8) by Rebecca Zanetti 7 A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness 8 Ice Planet Barbarians (Ice Planet Barbarians, #1) by Ruby Dixon 9 The Last Letter by Rebecca Yarros 10 British Bedmate by Penelope Ward
6. Sara Gilbert as Leslie Winkle: H is back from another dimension Vampire's Faith (Dark Protectors 08) Rebecca Zanetti • Read 01/12/19 4*
7. Melissa Rauch as Bernadette Rostenkowski-Wolowitz: Enemies to Lovers A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy 01) Deborah Harkness • Reread 01/04/19 5*
8. Mayim Bialik as Amy Farrah Fowler: TBR Lingerer Ice Planet Barbarians (Ice Planet Barbarians 01) Ruby Dixon • Read 03/04/19 4*
9. Kevin Sussman as Stuart Bloom: Caregiver The Last Letter Rebecca Yarros • Read 02/26/19 5*
10. Laura Spencer as Emily Sweeney: H is a Doctor! British Bedmate Penelope Ward, Vi Keeland • Read 01/10/19 3.5*

FUN FACTS BBT
11 Glory in Death (In Death, #2) by J.D. Robb 12 Single Malt (Agents Irish and Whiskey, #1) by Layla Reyne 13* 14 Silver Shark (Kinsmen, #2) by Ilona Andrews 15 Barbarian Lover (Ice Planet Barbarians, #3) by Ruby Dixon
11. We still don't know Penny's surname: Mystery Glory in Death (In Death 02) J. D. Robb • Read 01/21/19 5*
12. Actress Mayim Bialik actual neuroscience PhD in RL: Head Cover Single Malt (Agents Irish and Whiskey 01) Layla Reyne Read 02/07/19 4*
13. Musicality: Read a book with a musician, a character that listens to music, or a musical instrument on the cover.
14. Ripped off in Belarus: Covers Silver Shark (Kinsmen 02) Ilona Andrews • Read 03/03/19 5*
15. 'Bazinga': Barbarian Lover (Ice Planet Barbarians 03) Ruby Dixon • Read 03/07/9 4*

16 Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen 17 Made (Sempre, #0.4) by J.M. Darhower 18 Wicked Deeds of Daniel Mackenzie (Highland Pleasures, #6) by Jennifer Ashley 19 Demon's Mercy (Dark Protectors #9) by Rebecca Zanetti 20 Silent Blade (Kinsmen, #1) by Ilona Andrews
16. Jim Parsons has never seen Star Trek: PNR/Fantasy w/birds on cover Garden Spells (Waverley Family 01) Sarah Addison Allen • Read 12/29/18 5*
17. Sheldon's shirts sometimes convey his mood: Moody Suit Made (Sempre 0.4) J. M. Darhower • Read 12/24/18 5*
18. CBS gave it a three-season renewal. Twice: Wicked Deeds of Daniel Mackenzie (MacKenzies & McBrides 06) Jennifer Ashley • Read 02/22/19 4*
19. The characters spoke about Mayim Bialik before she was on the show: Loose-lipped heroine Demon's Mercy (Dark Protectors 09) Rebecca Zanetti • Read 01/18/19 5*
20. Just One Floor: Silent Blade (Kinsmen 01) Ilona Andrews • Read 03/02/19 5*

21 Passion (Passion Quartet, #1) by Lisa Valdez 22 Barbarian Alien (Ice Planet Barbarians, #2) by Ruby Dixon 23 Shades of Wicked (Night Rebel, #1) by Jeaniene Frost 24 Dangerous (The Outcasts, #1) by Minerva Spencer 25 Sin and Ink (Sweetest Taboo, #1) by Naima Simone
21. 'Soft Kitty': Softie Passion (Passion Quartet 01) Lisa Valdez • Read 02/07/19 5*
22. The Big Bang Theory might be about the apocalypse: Bad Date LOL Barbarian Alien (Ice Planet Barbarians 02) Ruby Dixon • Read 03/05/9 4*
23. Howard has only Female Toys: Veritas is kickass and so is the author! Shades of Wicked (Night Rebel 01) Jeaniene Frost • Read 12/28/18 5*
24. Penny was originally Katie: Returned home to England after years in Harem Dangerous (The Outcasts 01) Minerva Spencer • Read 12/17/18 5*
25. Nearly everyone has seen Penny naked: Skin, baby! Sin and Ink (Sweetest Taboo 01) Naima Simone • Read 02/19/19 5*

26 Glory in Death (In Death, #2) by J.D. Robb 27 The Kiss Thief by L.J. Shen 28 Give a Little (The Thorne Brothers, #3) by Lee Kilraine 29 One Hot December (Men at Work, #3) by Tiffany Reisz 30 Immortal in Death (In Death, #3) by J.D. Robb
26. Penny has been using the same purse!: 2nd in Series Glory in Death (In Death 02) J. D. Robb • Read 01/21/19 5*
27. Future Partner: Wedding The Kiss Thief L. J. Shen • Read 01/26/19 3*
28. Kaley Cuoco and Johnny Galecki secretly dated!: heroine has a secret Give a Little (The Thorne Brothers 03) Lee Kilraine • Read 12/20/18 4*
29. Cast some of world's highest paid TV actors: H/h One Hot December (Men at Work 03) Tiffany Reisz • Read 12/31/18 4*
30. Board Games: Detective <>Immortal in Death> (In Death 03) J. D. Robb 03/14/19 4.5*

BONUS 03/05
1* 2 Blade of Darkness (Immortal Guardians, #7) by Dianne Duvall 3 Devil's Daughter (The Ravenels, #5) by Lisa Kleypas 4 The Bird King by G. Willow Wilson 5*
1. Read a book with the letters c, b, and s in the title and author's name (combined).:
2. Published September 2017: Blade of Darkness (Immortal Guardians 07) Dianne Duvall • Read 02/15/19 4*
3. Author with at least 12 separate works: Queen of Romance - Lisa Kleypas Devil's Daughter (The Ravenels 05) • Read 02/28/19 5*
4. Pub 2019: The Bird King G. Willow Wilson • Read 03/12/19 4*
5. Read a book that puts a smile on your face or is a 'comfort' read for you:


message 36: by Angie (new)

Angie | 755 comments The Big Bang Theory Quarterly Challenge
December 15, 2018- March 14, 2019

Level 1-Complete any 5 tasks- I own a t.v.
Level 2- Complete any 10 tasks- I occasionally watch t.v.
Level 3- Complete any 15 tasks- I have a few favorite tv shows
Level 4- Complete any 20 tasks- I want to check out Big Bang Theory
Level 5-Complete any 25 tasks- I watch Big Bang Theory every week!
Level 6- Complete all 30 tasks- Big Bang Theory is my favorite tv show!
Bonus- 5 books that can be completed with any level

Tasks for the Big Bang Theory Quarterly Challenge-

These actors are credited in all episodes of the series:

1. Johnny Galecki as Leonard Hofstadter: An experimental physicist with an IQ of 173, who received his PhD when he was 24 years old. Leonard is a nerd who loves video games, comic books, and Dungeons & Dragons. Leonard is the straight man of the series, in which he shares an apartment in Pasadena, CA, with Sheldon. Leonard is smitten with his new neighbor Penny when they first meet, and they eventually marry.
Read a romance with characters who live near each other or a romance set in California or a New Adult romance.

2. Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper: Originally from Galveston, Texas, Sheldon was a child prodigy with an eidetic memory who began college at the age of eleven, and earned a PhD at age sixteen. He is a theoretical physicist researching quantum mechanics and string theory, and despite his IQ of 187, he finds many routine aspects of social situations difficult to grasp. He is determined to have his own way, continually boasts of his intelligence, and has an extremely ritualized way of living. Despite these quirks, he begins a relationship with Amy Farrah Fowler, and they eventually marry.
Read a book set in Texas, or a book with a quirky character, or a book with a child in the story.

3. Kaley Cuoco as Penny: An aspiring actress from Omaha, Nebraska. Penny moves in across the hall from Sheldon and Leonard. She waits tables and occasionally tends the bar at the Cheesecake Factory. After giving up hope of becoming a successful actress, Penny becomes a pharmaceutical sales representative. Penny becomes friends with Bernadette and Amy, and they often hang out in each other's apartments. Penny and Leonard form a relationship and eventually marry.
Read a book with friends in the story, or a book with a character in the food industry, or a character who is in sales.

4. Simon Helberg as Howard Wolowitz: An aerospace engineer who got his Masters at MIT. Howard is Jewish and lived with his mother, Debbie (Carol Ann Susi). Unlike Sheldon, Leonard, Raj, Bernadette and Amy, Howard does not hold a doctorate. He goes into space, training as an astronaut and serving as a payload specialist. Howard initially fancies himself as a womanizer, but he later starts dating Bernadette, and they get engaged and married. Howard also has a tendency to waste money on toys and argues with Bernadette because of his oddly low income as an engineer and her high income as a pharmaceutical biochemist.
Read a book with a sky or stars or clouds on the cover, or a book with a character who is a playboy or who lives with their family.

5. Kunal Nayyar as Rajesh Koothrappali: A particle astrophysicist originally from New Delhi, India. Raj is initially unable to talk to women unless he drinks alcohol. Raj also has very feminine tastes and often takes on a stereotypical female role in his friendship with Howard as well as in the group of four men. Raj later dates Lucy (Kate Micucci), who also suffers from social anxiety, but it eventually ends; he later speaks to Penny without alcohol and thus overcomes his selective mutism. He begins dating Emily and their relationship later becomes exclusive. Raj also has a Yorkshire Terrier named Cinnamon.
Read a book set in India, or a book with a shy character, or a book with an animal on the cover or in the story.

These actors were first credited as guest stars and later promoted to main cast:

6. Sara Gilbert as Leslie Winkle (recurring season 1, starring season 2, guest seasons 3, 9): A physicist who works in the same lab as Leonard. In appearance, she is essentially Leonard's female counterpart and has conflicting scientific theories with Sheldon. Leslie has casual sex with Leonard and later Howard. Gilbert was promoted to a main cast member during the second season but resumed guest star status because producers could not come up with enough material for the character. Gilbert returned to The Big Bang Theory for its 200th episode.
Read a book with at least 200 ratings or a book with a character comes back home from somewhere else, or a book with a number in the title (spelled out or numerical).

7. Melissa Rauch as Bernadette Rostenkowski-Wolowitz (recurring season 3, starring seasons 4–): A young woman who initially is a co-worker at The Cheesecake Factory with Penny to pay her way through graduate school, where she is studying microbiology. Bernadette is introduced to Howard by Penny; at first, they do not get along, apparently having nothing in common. They date and later get engaged and married. Although generally a sweet and good-natured person, Bernadette has a short fuse and can be vindictive and lash out when provoked.
Read a friends to lovers or enemies to lovers romance, or a book with a student in it.

8. Mayim Bialik as Amy Farrah Fowler (guest star season 3, starring seasons 4–): A woman selected by an online dating site as Sheldon's perfect mate. Amy is from Glendale, CA. While she and Sheldon initially share social cluelessness, after befriending Penny and Bernadette she eventually becomes more interested in social and romantic interaction. Her relationship with Sheldon slowly progresses to the point at which Sheldon considers her his girlfriend, eventually they get married. Amy believes she and Penny are best friends, a sentiment that Penny does not initially share. Amy has a Ph.D. in neurobiology.
Read a book with a character who uses a computer, or cell phone, or a book that is lingering on your tbr.

9. Kevin Sussman as Stuart Bloom (recurring seasons 2–5, 7, starring seasons 6, 8–): A mild-mannered, under-confident owner of a comic book store. A competent artist, Stuart is a graduate of the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design, and though he is socially awkward he possesses slightly better social skills. Stuart implies he is in financial trouble and that the comic book store now also is his home. He is later invited to join the guys' group while Howard is in space. Stuart gets a new job caring for Howard's mother later. After Mrs. Wolowitz's death, Stuart continues to live in her home, along with Howard and Bernadette, until he finds a place of his own.
Read a book with an artistic character, or a character who takes care of someone else, or read a graphic novel or comic book.

10. Laura Spencer as Emily Sweeney (recurring seasons 7–8, 10, starring season 9): A dermatologist at Huntington Hospital. Emily went to Harvard and delights in the macabre and states that she likes her job because she can cut things with knives. Prior to meeting Raj, Emily was set up on a blind date with Howard. After finding Emily's online dating profile, Raj has Amy contact her as his wingman instead. Their relationship becomes exclusive, but Raj later breaks up with Emily when he becomes infatuated with the bartender Claire (Alessandra Torresani).
Read a book with a weapon on the cover or in the story, or a book with a character in the medical field.

Some fun facts about The Big Bang Theory-

11. We still don't know Penny's surname-
Read a book with a mysterious character or a mystery or suspenseful romance.
12. Actress Mayim Bialik has an actual neuroscience PhD in real life
Read a book with a nerdy or geeky character or a book with glasses or a head on the cover.
13. The cast are also highly skilled musicians
Read a book with a musician or a character that listens to music or a musical instrument on the cover.
14. It was completely ripped off in Belarus
Read a book that has had more than one cover or read a book that is a retelling.
15. There's a real bee named after Sheldon's catchphrase 'Bazinga'.
Read a book with a title that starts with the letter 'B' or an author's first or last name that starts with the letter 'B'.
16. Jim Parsons has never seen Star Trek
Read a paranormal or sci-fi or fantasy romance or a book with something that flies on the cover.
17. Sheldon's shirts sometimes convey his mood.
Read a book with a shirt on the cover or a character who is moody.
18. CBS gave it a three-season renewal. Twice.
Read a book that is part of a trilogy or has at least 6 books in its series.
19. The characters spoke about Mayim Bialik before she was on the show
Read a book with a character that has a big mouth, or gossips, or a book with a mouth on the cover.
20. The elevator scenes are filmed on just one floor
Read the first book in a series or a stand-alone title.
21. 'Soft Kitty' is an actual song
Read a book with a 'softie' character, or a character that could scratch your eyes out, or a book with 'soft' colors on it (light pink, light yellow, baby blue, etc).
22. The Big Bang Theory might be about the apocalypse
Read a dystopian or apocalyptic book or a book that has a bad date or experience in it.
23. Howard has only female toys
Read a book with a kick-ass (strong, fearless, etc.) female character or a book written by a female author.
24. Penny was originally Katie
Read a book with an author that has a pseudonym or a book that has a character that goes through a big change (life, appearance, move, job, etc.)
25. Nearly everyone has seen Penny naked
Read a book with skin on the cover
26. Penny has been using the same purse since the second episode of the first season!
Read the second book in a series or a book with a character who is very attached to something or someone.
27. In every single one of the main female characters' first appearances, the first person to speak to them was their future partner.
Read a book with insta-love or a book with a wedding or engagement in the story.
28. In 2008, Kaley Cuoco revealed that she and Johnny Galecki secretly dated for two years!
Read a book that was published in 2008, or has a 2, 0, or 8 in the page count, or a book with a character with a secret.
29. The cast members are some of the world's highest paid tv actors.
Read a book with a wealthy character or a book with a character who works very hard for their money.
30. There are several board games with a Big Bang Theory theme, including Clue, Trivial Pursuit
Read a book with a character who is a detective, or in the banking industry, or is a 'know-it-all', or a book with several colors on the cover.

Bonus-
The show premiered on CBS on September 24, 2007.
The twelfth and final season which will run through 2018–19 premiered on September 24, 2018, consisting of 24 episodes.

1. Read a book with the letters c, b, and s in the title and author's name (combined).
2. Read a book published in September of any year.
3. Read a book by an author with at least 12 separate works.
4. Read a book published in 2007, or 2018 or 2019
5. Read a book that puts a smile on your face or is a 'comfort' read for you


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Mary-Megan | 2072 comments The Big Bang Theory Quarterly Challenge
December 15, 2018- March 14, 2019

√ Level 2- Complete any 10 tasks- I occasionally watch t.v. 10/10
√ Level 3- Complete any 15 tasks- I have a few favorite tv shows (Maybe…) 15/15
√ Level 4- Complete any 20 tasks- I want to check out Big Bang Theory 21/20!

√ 1. Read a romance with characters who live near each other and a romance set in California.
Second Chance Girl by Susan Mallery (1/5/19)
√ 2. Read a book set in Texas.
Sunrise Crossing by Jodi Thomas (1/19/19)
√ 3. Read a book with friends in the story, or a book with a character in the food industry, or a character who is in sales. (all of the above)
Christmastime Cowboy by Maisey Yates (12/24/18)
√ 4. Read a book with a character who is a playboy
Just the Sexiest Man Alive by Julie James (3/12/19)
5. Read a book set in India, or a book with a shy character, or a book with an animal on the cover or in the story.
√ 6. Read a book with a character comes back home from somewhere else
A Brand New Ending by Jennifer Probst (2/8/19)
√ 7. Read an enemies to lovers romance
Tough Luck Hero by Maisey Yates (1/27/19)
√ 8. Read a book with a character who uses a computer, or cell phone
Chasing Christmas Eve by Jill Shalvis (12/21/18)
√ 9. Read a book with an artistic character and a character who takes care of someone else
About That Kiss by Jill Shalvis (1/31/19)
10. Read a book with a weapon on the cover or in the story, or a book with a character in the medical field.

-- Chasing Christmas Eve (Heartbreaker Bay, #4) by Jill Shalvis Christmastime Cowboy (Copper Ridge, #10) by Maisey Yates Second Chance Girl (Happily Inc, #2) by Susan Mallery Sunrise Crossing (Ransom Canyon, #4) by Jodi Thomas Tough Luck Hero (Copper Ridge, #5) by Maisey Yates About That Kiss (Heartbreaker Bay, #5) by Jill Shalvis A Brand New Ending (Stay, #2) by Jennifer Probst Just the Sexiest Man Alive by Julie James --

11. Read a book with a mysterious character or a mystery or suspenseful romance.
√ 12. Read a book with a head on the cover.
The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory (2/12/19)
13. Read a book with a musician or a character that listens to music or a musical instrument on the cover.
√ 14. Read a book that has had more than one cover
Phantom Waltz by Catherine Anderson (2/18/19)
√ 15. Read a book with a title that starts with the letter 'B'
Bridget Jones's Baby: The Diaries by Helen Fielding (12/30/18
16. Read a paranormal or sci-fi or fantasy romance or a book with something that flies on the cover.
17. Read a book with a shirt on the cover or a character who is moody.
√ 18. Read a book that has at least 6 books in its series.
Season of Wonder by RaeAnne Thayne (12/28/18)
19. Read a book with a character that has a big mouth, or gossips, or a book with a mouth on the cover.
√ 20. Read a stand-alone title.
Letters from Skye by Jessica Brockmole (3/1/19)

-- Season of Wonder (Haven Point, #9) by RaeAnne Thayne Bridget Jones's Baby The Diaries (Bridget Jones, #4) by Helen Fielding The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory Phantom Waltz (Kendrick/Coulter/Harrigan, #2) by Catherine Anderson Letters from Skye by Jessica Brockmole --

21. Read a book with a 'softie' character, or a character that could scratch your eyes out, or a book with 'soft' colors on it (light pink, light yellow, baby blue, etc).
22. Read a dystopian or apocalyptic book or a book that has a bad date or experience in it.
√ 23. Read a book with a kick-ass (strong, fearless, etc.) female character and a book written by a female author.
Hot Winter Nights by Jill Shalvis (1/14/19)
√24. Read a book that has a character that goes through a big change (life, appearance, move, job, etc.)
Sweet Tea and Sympathy by Molly Harper (1/7/19) (move, job, and met family she didn't know about)
√ 25. Read a book with skin on the cover
Last Man Standing by Cindy Gerard (1/23/19)
√ 26. Read the second book in a series.
Undeniably Yours by Shannon Stacey (1/11/19)
√ 27. Read a book with a wedding or engagement in the story.
For All Time by Jude Deveraux (12/31/18)
√ 28. Read a book that has a 2, 0, or 8 in the page count, and a book with a character with a secret.
Just Like the Ones We Used to Know by Brenda Novak (12/17/18)
√ 29. Read a book with a wealthy character.
Treasured by Thursday by Catherine Bybee (12/18/18)
√ 30. Read a book with several colors on the cover.
Make Me Lose Control by Christie Ridgway (2/22/19)

-- Just Like the Ones We Used to Know by Brenda Novak Treasured by Thursday (The Weekday Brides, #7) by Catherine Bybee For All Time (Nantucket Brides, #2) by Jude Deveraux Sweet Tea and Sympathy (Southern Eclectic, #1) by Molly Harper Undeniably Yours (Kowalski Family, #2) by Shannon Stacey Hot Winter Nights (Heartbreaker Bay, #6) by Jill Shalvis Last Man Standing (Black Ops Inc., #7) by Cindy Gerard Make Me Lose Control (Cabin Fever, #2) by Christie Ridgway --

Bonus-
1. Read a book with the letters c, b, and s in the title and author's name (combined).
2. Read a book published in September of any year.
3. Read a book by an author with at least 12 separate works.
4. Read a book published in 2007, or 2018 or 2019
5. Read a book that puts a smile on your face or is a 'comfort' read for you


message 39: by Michele (last edited Mar 04, 2019 10:03PM) (new)

Michele | 54 comments The Big Bang Theory Quarterly Challenge
December 15, 2018- March 14, 2019

Level 6 + Bonus

30/30 - FINISHED 3/5/19!!

1. Read a romance with characters who live near each other or a romance set in California or a New Adult romance.
Commander in Chief by Katy Evans - 12/17/18 (3 1/2 stars)

2. Read a book set in Texas, or a book with a quirky character, or a book with a child in the story. xo, Zach by Kendall Ryan - 12/27/18 (3 stars)

3. Read a book with friends in the story, or a book with a character in the food industry, or a character who is in sales. When Ashes Fall by Marni Mann - 1/17/19 (5 stars)

4. Read a book with a sky or stars or clouds on the cover, or a book with a character who is a playboy or who lives with their family.
The Playbook by Kelly Elliott - 1/6/19 (4 stars)

5. Read a book set in India, or a book with a shy character, or a book with an animal on the cover or in the story. One Thing I Know by Kara Isaac - 2/3/19 (4 stars)

6. Read a book with at least 200 ratings or a book with a character comes back home from somewhere else, or a book with a number in the title (spelled out or numerical).
Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid - 1/24/19 (5 stars)

7. Read a friends to lovers or enemies to lovers romance, or a book with a student in it. The Kiss Thief by L.J. Shen - 1/13/19 (4 stars)

8. Read a book with a character who uses a computer, or cell phone, or a book that is lingering on your tbr Three Blind Dates by Meghan Quinn - 12/29/18 (5 stars)

9. Read a book with an artistic character, or a character who takes care of someone else, or read a graphic novel or comic book.
Viciousby L.J. Shen - 12/19/18 (5 stars)

10. Read a book with a weapon on the cover or in the story, or a book with a character in the medical field. Abruption by Riley Mackenzie - 12/24/18 (5 stars)

11. Read a book with a mysterious character or a mystery or suspenseful romance. The Mother-in-Law by Sally Hepworth - 2/5/19 (4 stars)

12. Read a book with a nerdy or geeky character or a book with glasses or a head on the cover. Let's Get Textual by Teagan Hunter - 1/27/19 (4 1/2 stars)

13. Read a book with a musician or a character that listens to music or a musical instrument on the cover. Behind the Bars by Brittainy C. Cherry - 1/15/19 (4 1/2 stars)

14. Read a book that has had more than one cover or read a book that is a retelling.Here to Stay by Suanne Laqueur - 1/13/19 (5 stars)

15. Read a book with a title that starts with the letter 'B' or an author's first or last name that starts with the letter 'B'. The Lost Sisters by Holly Black - 12/30/18 (5 stars)

16. Read a paranormal or sci-fi or fantasy romance or a book with something that flies on the cover.
The Darkest Star by Jennifer Armentrout - 12/21/18 (3 1/2 stars)

17. Read a book with a shirt on the cover or a character who is moody. Kiss an Angel by Susan Elizabeth Phillips - 1/1/19 (4 stars)

18. Read a book that is part of a trilogy or has at least 6 books in its series. One Baby Daddy by Meghan Quinn - 1/26/19 (4 stars)

19. Read a book with a mouth on the cover
The Bastard by Lisa Renee Jones - 2/21/19 (4 1/2 stars)
20. Read the first book in a series or a stand-alone title.
The Hating Game by Sally Thorne - 12/26/18 (4 stars)
21. Read a book with a 'softie' character, or a character that could scratch your eyes out, or a book with 'soft' colors on it (light pink, light yellow, baby blue, etc). My Favorite Half-Night Stand by Christina Lauren - 1/5/19 (3 stars)
22. Read a dystopian or apocalyptic book or a book that has a bad date or experience in it Of Blood and Boneby Nora Roberts - 1/25/19 (4 1/2 stars)

23. Read a book with a kick-ass (strong, fearless, etc.) female character or a book written by a female author. Her Lifeline by L.A. Casey- 2/1/19 (4 stars)
24. Read a book with an author that has a pseudonym or a book that has a character that goes through a big change (life, appearance, move, job, etc.) By Invitation Only by Dorothea Benton Frank - 1/13/19 (4 stars)
25. Read a book with skin on the cover The Fortunate Ones by R.S. Grey - 12/28/18 (4 stars)
26. Read the second book in a series or a book with a character who is very attached to something or someone. Two Wedding Crashers by Meghan Quinn - 1/26/19 (4 stars)

27. Read a book with insta-love or a book with a wedding or engagement in the story.
One Day in December by Josie Silver - 12/16/18 (5 stars)
28. Read a book that was published in 2008, or has a 2, 0, or 8 in the page count, or a book with a character with a secret. The Air He Breathes by Brittainy C. Cherry - 1/8/19 (5 stars)
29. Read a book with a wealthy character or a book with a character who works very hard for their money.
Tattered by Devney Perry - 12/16/18 (4 stars)

30. Read a book with a character who is a detective, or in the banking industry, or is a 'know-it-all', or a book with several colors on the cover. Worth It by S.M. Shade - 3/5/19 (4 stars)

Commander in Chief (White House, #2) by Katy Evans xo, Zach by Kendall Ryan When Ashes Fall by Marni Mann The Playbook by Kelly Elliott Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid The Kiss Thief by L.J. Shen Three Blind Dates (Dating by Numbers, #1) by Meghan Quinn Vicious (Sinners of Saint, #1) by L.J. Shen Abruption by Riley Mackenzie The Mother-in-Law by Sally Hepworth Let's Get Textual by Teagan Hunter Behind the Bars (Music Street, #1) by Brittainy C. Cherry Here to Stay (The Fish Tales, #3) by Suanne Laqueur The Lost Sisters (The Folk of the Air, #1.5) by Holly Black The Darkest Star (Origin, #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout Kiss an Angel by Susan Elizabeth Phillips One Baby Daddy (Dating by Numbers, #3) by Meghan Quinn The Bastard (Filthy Trilogy #1; Dirty Rich, #6) by Lisa Renee Jones The Hating Game by Sally Thorne My Favorite Half-Night Stand by Christina Lauren Of Blood and Bone (Chronicles of The One, #2) by Nora Roberts Her Lifeline by L.A. Casey By Invitation Only by Dorothea Benton Frank The Fortunate Ones by R.S. Grey Two Wedding Crashers (Dating By Numbers, #2) by Meghan Quinn One Day in December by Josie Silver The Air He Breathes (Elements, #1) by Brittainy C. Cherry Tattered (Lark Cove, #1) by Devney Perry Worth It by S.M. Shade

Bonus- 5/5

1. Read a book with the letters c, b, and s in the title and author's name (combined). Every Breath by Nicholas Sparks - 2/7/19 (4 stars)
2. Read a book published in September of any year. The Lost Queen by Signe Pike - 2/17/19 (4 star)
3. Read a book by an author with at least 12 separate works A Place Without You by Jewel E. Ann - 1/2/19 (4 1/2 stars)

4. Read a book published in 2007, or 2018 or 2019 Perfectly Inappropriate by Stacey Kennedy - 2/2/19 (4 stars)

5. Read a book that puts a smile on your face or is a 'comfort' read for you Infraction by Rachel van Dyken - 2/21/19 (5 stars)

Every Breath by Nicholas Sparks The Lost Queen (The Lost Queen Trilogy #1) by Signe Pike A Place Without You by Jewel E. Ann Perfectly Inappropriate by Stacey Kennedy Infraction (Players Game, #2) by Rachel Van Dyken


.•*¨`*•✿ ✿•*¨`*•. Christine .•*¨`*•✿ ✿•*¨`*• | 439 comments The Big Bang Theory Quarterly Challenge

Completed 25/25
Bonus 5/5


✔️1. Johnny Galecki as Leonard Hofstadter: Read a romance with characters who live near each other (on the same ranch)

Boots Optional (Dead Heat Ranch, #0.5) by Nicole Edwards Boots Optional by Nicole Edwards - 19/12/2018

✔️2. Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper: Read a book with a child in the story.

The Next Always (Inn BoonsBoro, #1) by Nora Roberts The Next Always by Nora Roberts - 16/12/2018

✔️3. Kaley Cuoco as Penny: Read a book with friends in the story

The Last Boyfriend (Inn BoonsBoro, #2) by Nora Roberts The Last Boyfriend by Nora Roberts - 18/12/2018

✔️4. Simon Helberg as Howard Wolowitz: Read a book with a character who is a playboy

Scrumptious (Sexy Chefs, #1) by Amanda Usen Scrumptious by Amanda Usen - 25/12/2018

✔️5. Kunal Nayyar as Rajesh Koothrappali: Read a book with an animal on the cover or in the story.

Lost and Found Sisters (Wildstone, #1) by Jill Shalvis Lost and Found Sisters by Jill Shalvis - 29/12/2018

✔️6. Sara Gilbert as Leslie Winkle: Read a book with at least 200 ratings

Minx (The Splendid Trilogy, #3) by Julia Quinn Minx by Julia Quinn - 27/12/2018

✔️7. Melissa Rauch as Bernadette Rostenkowski-Wolowitz : Read a enemies to lovers romance

Every Little Thing (Hart's Boardwalk, #2) by Samantha Young Every Little Thing by Samantha Young - 20/12/2018

✔️8. Mayim Bialik as Amy Farrah Fowler : Read a book with a character who uses a computer, or cell phone.

Luscious (Sexy Chefs, #2) by Amanda Usen Luscious by Amanda Usen - 27/12/2018

✔️9. Kevin Sussman as Stuart Bloom: Read a book with an artistic character

Collision Course (Body Shop Bad Boys, #4) by Marie Harte Collision Course by Marie Harte - 15/12/2018

✔️10. Laura Spencer as Emily Sweeney : Read a book with a weapon in the story

Ride Hard (Raven Riders, #1) by Laura Kaye Ride Hard by Laura Kaye - 05/01/2019

11. We still don't know Penny's surname- Read a book with a mysterious character or a mystery or suspenseful romance.

12. Actress Mayim Bialik has an actual neuroscience PhD in real life Read a book with a nerdy or geeky character or a book with glasses or a head on the cover.

✔️13. The cast are also highly skilled musicians Read a book with a musician

All She Wants for Christmas (Kent Brothers, #1) by Jaci Burton All She Wants for Christmas by Jaci Burton - 30/12/2018

✔️14. It was completely ripped off in Belarus Read a book that has had more than one cover

A Celestial Christmas (Celestial Passions 2) by Judy Mays A Celestial Christmas by Judy Mays A Celestial Christmas by Judy Mays - 24/12/2018

✔️15. There's a real bee named after Sheldon's catchphrase 'Bazinga'. Read a book with a title that starts with the letter 'B'

Brianna (Celestial Passions, #1) by Judy Mays Brianna by Judy Mays - 23/12/2018

✔️16. Jim Parsons has never seen Star Trek Read a paranormal romance

Midnight's Kiss (Elder Races, #8) by Thea Harrison Midnight's Kiss by Thea Harrison- 16/12/2018

✔️17. Sheldon's shirts sometimes convey his mood. Read a book with a character who is moody.

A Rare Gift (Kent Brothers, #2) by Jaci Burton A Rare Gift by Jaci Burton - 30/12/2018

✔️18. CBS gave it a three-season renewal. Twice. Read a book that is part of a trilogy

The Perfect Hope (Inn Boonsboro, #3) by Nora Roberts The Perfect Hope by Nora Roberts - 20/12/2018

19. The characters spoke about Mayim Bialik before she was on the show Read a book with a character that has a big mouth, or gossips, or a book with a mouth on the cover.

✔️20. The elevator scenes are filmed on just one floor Read stand-alone title.

A Fare to Remember by Opal Carew A Fare to Remember by Opal Carew - 28/12/2018

✔️21. 'Soft Kitty' is an actual song Read a book with a 'softie' character, or a character that could scratch your eyes out

Sheala (Celestial Passions, #2) by Judy Mays Sheala by Judy Mays - 24/12/2018

22. The Big Bang Theory might be about the apocalypse Read a dystopian or apocalyptic book or a book that has a bad date or experience in it.

✔️23. Howard has only female toys Read a book written by a female author.

Shadow's End (Elder Races, #9) by Thea Harrison Shadow's End by Thea Harrison - 18/12/2018

✔️24. Penny was originally Katie Read a book that has a character that goes through a big change (species change - Origins)

Angels Of Darkness (Alphas, #0.5; Guild Hunter, #3.5; The Guardians, #7.5; Samaria) by Ilona Andrews Angels Of Darkness by Ilona Andrews - 22/12/2018

✔️25. Nearly everyone has seen Penny nakedRead a book with skin on the cover

Meri (Celestial Passions, #3) by Judy Mays Meri by Judy Mays - 23/12/2018

✔️26. Penny has been using the same purse since the second episode of the first season! Read the second book in a series

Lady Osbaldestone and the Missing Christmas Carols (Lady Osbaldestone's Christmas Chronicles #2) by Stephanie Laurens Lady Osbaldestone and the Missing Christmas Carols by Stephanie Laurens - 18/12/2018

✔️27. In every single one of the main female characters' first appearances, the first person to speak to them was their future partner. Read a book with insta-love

The Governess Game (Girl Meets Duke, #2) by Tessa Dare The Governess Game by Tessa Dare - 28/12/2018

✔️28. In 2008, Kaley Cuoco revealed that she and Johnny Galecki secretly dated for two years! Read a book that was published in 2008

In the Highlander's Bed (Cameron Sisters, #5) by Cathy Maxwell In the Highlander's Bed by Cathy Maxwell - 19/12/2018

✔️29. The cast members are some of the world's highest paid tv actors. Read a book with a wealthy character

A Million Tiny Pieces by Nicole Edwards A Million Tiny Pieces by Nicole Edwards - 22/12/2018

30. There are several board games with a Big Bang Theory theme, including Clue, Trivial Pursuit Read a book with a character who is a detective, or in the banking industry, or is a 'know-it-all', or a book with several colors on the cover.

Bonus
The show premiered on CBS on September 24, 2007.
The twelfth and final season which will run through 2018–19 premiered on September 24, 2018, consisting of 24 episodes.


✔️1. Read a book with the letters c, b, and s in the title and author's name (combined)

Animal Instincts by Jaci Burton Animal Instincts by Jaci Burton - 29/12/2018

✔️2. Read a book published in September of any year.

Cross Breed (Breeds, #23) by Lora Leigh Cross Breed by Lora Leigh - 01/01/2019

✔️3. Read a book by an author with at least 12 separate works.

Seduce Me By Christmas (Illegitimate Bachelor) by Alexandra Ivy Seduce Me By Christmas by Alexandra Ivy - 29/12/2018

✔️4. Read a book published in 2018

Room for Two (Breakfast in Bed #2) by Sydney Landon Room for Two by Sydney Landon - 02/01/2019

✔️5. Read a book that puts a smile on your face

Romancing the Holiday (Kent Brothers, #3; Holloway, #3) by Jaci Burton Romancing the Holiday by Jaci Burton - 30/12/2018


message 41: by Andrea (last edited Mar 03, 2019 10:14AM) (new)

Andrea | 101 comments I try level 5

32/25


1. Read a romance with characters who live near each other - Slow Summer Heat - Dec25 - 5*

2. Read a book with a quirky character, or a book with a child in the story - Wolfsong - Jan2 - 5*

3. Read a book with a character in the food industry - Holidays Are Where Your Heart Is - Dec30 - 5*

4. Read a book with a character who lives with their family - Once in a Lifetime - Dec20 - 5*

5. Read a book with a shy character - Santa on the Beach - Dec25 - 5*

6. Read a book with at least 200 ratings - The Christmas Fling - Dec17 - 5*

7. Read a enemies to lovers romance - Love Around the Corner - Dec23 - 5*

8. Read a book with a character who uses a computer - A Holiday Tradition - Dec20 - 5*

9. Read a book with an artistic character - Too Hot for Santa - Dec15 - 5*

10. Read a book with a weapon in the story - Fox and Wolf - Jan4 - 4*

11. Read a book with a mysterious character or a mystery or suspenseful romance - Twenty-Nine Hours to Eternity - Dec25 - 4*

12. Read a book with a nerdy or geeky character - Hidden Treasures - Jan6 - 5*

13. Read a book with a musician - Make a Circle - Dec18 - 3*

14. Read a book that has had more than one cover - Fair Play - Feb12 - 5*

15. Read a book with an author's first name that starts with the letter 'B'. - Beth Laycock - Miracle on Three Kings' Day - Dec31 - 4*

16. Read a paranormal or sci-fi or fantasy romance or a book with something that flies on the cover - The Bones Beneath My Skin - Feb3 - 5*

17. Read a book with a a character who is moody - The Night Sky Festival - Dec15 - 4*

18. Read a book that is part of a trilogy or has at least 6 books in its series - There's Something About Ari - Jan7 - 4*

19. Read a book with a character that has a big mouth, or gossips, or a book with a mouth on the cover. - Chasing Thunderbird - Feb10 - 4*

20. Read the first book in a series or a stand-alone title. - Snowflakes & Cinnamon Buns - Jan3 - 2*

21. Read a book with a 'softie' character - Homebird - Jan17 - 5*

22. Read a dystopian or apocalyptic book - Chaos Unchained - Feb14 - 2*

23. Read a book written by a female author - Purrfect Holiday - Dec30 - 4*

24. Read a book that has a character that goes through a big change - The CEO's Christmas Manny - Dec22 - 3*

25. Read a book with skin on the cover - An Infatuation - Feb4 - 5*

26. Read a book with a character who is very attached to something or someone Colina de Lavanda - Dec21 - 5*

27. Read a book with a wedding or engagement in the story. - Glen & Tyler's Honeymoon Adventure - Jan10 - 5*

28. Read a book with a character with a secret - Kyle - Jan24 - 4*

29. Read a book with a wealthy character or a book with a character who works very hard for their money - Saving Hannah - Jan12 - 5*

30. Read a book with a character who is a detective - Ghost of Himself - Feb17 - 5*

Bonus-
1. Read a book with the letters c, b, and s in the title and author's name (combined) - Staggered Cove Station - Mar3 - 3*
2. Read a book published in September of any year.
3. Read a book by an author with at least 12 separate works - Payback - Feb18 - 5*
4. Read a book published in 2007, or 2018 or 2019
5. Read a book that puts a smile on your face or is a 'comfort' read for you


message 42: by BarbaraAnn (last edited Mar 13, 2019 05:25PM) (new)

BarbaraAnn | 298 comments This is one of my favorite shows. I'll go for level 5

The Big Bang Theory Quarterly Challenge
December 15, 2018- March 14, 2019

25/25

Tasks for the Big Bang Theory Quarterly Challenge-
1. Johnny Galecki as Leonard Hofstadter:
Read a romance with characters who live near each other On A Night Like This 1/20/19

2. Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper:
Read a book with a quirky character (Henry) A Kiss at Midnight12/23/18

3. Kaley Cuoco as Penny:
Read a book with friends in the story, Storm Warrior 12/20/18

4. Simon Helberg as Howard Wolowitz:
Read a book with a character who is a playboy The Deepest Blue12/22/18

5. Kunal Nayyar as Rajesh Koothrappali:
Read a book with an animal on the cover or in the story. Eye of Heaven 12/16/18

6. Sara Gilbert as Leslie Winkle
Read a book with a character comes back home from somewhere else, (Michael comes back to Kentucky) Murder at the Courthouse12/25/18

7. Melissa Rauch as Bernadette Rostenkowski-Wolowitz
Read a friends to lovers romance, or a book with a student in it. Burying Water 2/7/19

8. Mayim Bialik as Amy Farrah Fowler
Read a book with a character who uses a computer, or cell phone, Blood and Justice 12/26/18

9. Kevin Sussman as Stuart Bloom
Read a book with an artistic character,(game designer) Status Update 1/21/19

10. Laura Spencer as Emily Sweeney
Read a book with a weapon on the cover Rock Chick 1/13/19 Rock Chick (Rock Chick, #1) by Kristen Ashley

11. We still don't know Penny's surname-
Read a book with a mysterious character (Preacher) Preacher 12/16/18

12. Actress Mayim Bialik has an actual neuroscience PhD in real life
Read a book with a nerdy or geeky character (Seth) Succubus Blues 1/28/19

13. The cast are also highly skilled musicians
Read a book with a musician or a character that listens to music or a musical instrument on the cover.

14. It was completely ripped off in Belarus
Read a book that is a retelling. Alice 1/3/19

15. There's a real bee named after Sheldon's catchphrase 'Bazinga'.
Read a book with a title starting with the letter "B" Bound by Danger 1/14/19

16. Jim Parsons has never seen Star Trek
Read a paranormal romance The Wolf at the Door 1/25/19

17. Sheldon's shirts sometimes convey his mood.
Read a book with a character who is moody. (Kevin) Billy's Bones 2/17/19

18. CBS gave it a three-season renewal. Twice.
Read a book that is part of a trilogy (Sins of the cities trilogy)An Unnatural Vice 1/6/19

19. The characters spoke about Mayim Bialik before she was on the show
Read a book with a character that has a big mouth, (Sam) The Lightning-Struck Heart 2/4/19

20. The elevator scenes are filmed on just one floor
Read the first book in a series Bayou Born 1/5/19

21. 'Soft Kitty' is an actual song
Read a book with a that could scratch your eyes out, (Paris) The Pack or the Panther 1/1/19

22. The Big Bang Theory might be about the apocalypse
Read a book that has a bad experience in it. Forgotten Truth1/19/19

23. Howard has only female toys
Read a book written by a female author. Shadow Rider 1/26/19

24. Penny was originally Katie
Read a book that has a character that goes through a big change (Luke finds out he has a daughter) Carolina Man 12/19/18

25. Nearly everyone has seen Penny naked
Read a book with skin on the cover Worth the Risk 1/8/19 Worth the Risk (Giving Consent #1) by Kate Hawthorne

26. Penny has been using the same purse since the second episode of the first season!
Read the second book in a series The Ghost Had an Early Check-Out1/8/19

27. In every single one of the main female characters' first appearances, the first person to speak to them was their future partner.
Read a book with insta-love Parched2/9/19

28. In 2008, Kaley Cuoco revealed that she and Johnny Galecki secretly dated for two years!
Read a book that was published in 2008, or has a 2, 0, or 8 in the page count, or a book with a character with a secret.

29. The cast members are some of the world's highest paid tv actors.
Read a book with a wealthy character or a book with a character who works very hard for their money. A Princess in Theory 1/18/19

30. There are several board games with a Big Bang Theory theme, including Clue, Trivial Pursuit
Read a book with a character who is a detective, Heart 2 Heart


message 43: by Rissa (last edited Dec 29, 2018 08:07AM) (new)

Rissa | 558 comments I will try this one! Sounds fun! :)

The Big Bang Theory Quarterly Challenge
December 15, 2018- March 14, 2019


Pick a level and begin reading on December 15th!

Level 1-Complete any 5 tasks- I own a t.v.
Level 2- Complete any 10 tasks- I occasionally watch t.v.

Level 3- Complete any 15 tasks- I have a few favorite tv shows
Level 4- Complete any 20 tasks- I want to check out Big Bang Theory
Level 5-Complete any 25 tasks- I watch Big Bang Theory every week!
Level 6- Complete all 30 tasks- Big Bang Theory is my favorite tv show!
Bonus- 5 books that can be completed with any level

(view spoiler)

Tasks for the Big Bang Theory Quarterly Challenge-

1. Read a romance with characters who live near each other or a romance set in California or a New Adult romance.

2. Read a book set in Texas, or a book with a quirky character, or a book with a child in the story. His Saint by Lucy Lennox finished 12/16/2018

3. Read a book with friends in the story, or a book with a character in the food industry, or a character who is in sales.

4. Read a book with a sky or stars or clouds on the cover, or a book with a character who is a playboy or who lives with their family.

5. Read a book set in India, or a book with a shy character, or a book with an animal on the cover or in the story.

6. Read a book with at least 200 ratings or a book with a character comes back home from somewhere else, or a book with a number in the title (spelled out or numerical).

7. Read a friends to lovers or enemies to lovers romance, or a book with a student in it.

8. Read a book with a character who uses a computer, or cell phone, or a book that is lingering on your tbr.

9. Read a book with an artistic character, or a character who takes care of someone else, or read a graphic novel or comic book.

10. Read a book with a weapon on the cover or in the story, or a book with a character in the medical field.

11. Read a book with a mysterious character or a mystery or suspenseful romance.

12. Read a book with a nerdy or geeky character or a book with glasses or a head on the cover.

13. Read a book with a musician or a character that listens to music or a musical instrument on the cover.

14. Read a book that has had more than one cover or read a book that is a retelling.

15. Read a book with a title that starts with the letter 'B' or an author's first or last name that starts with the letter 'B'.

16. Read a paranormal or sci-fi or fantasy romance or a book with something that flies on the cover.

17. Read a book with a shirt on the cover or a character who is moody.

18. Read a book that is part of a trilogy or has at least 6 books in its series.

19. Read a book with a character that has a big mouth, or gossips, or a book with a mouth on the cover.

20. Read the first book in a series or a stand-alone title.

21. Read a book with a 'softie' character, or a character that could scratch your eyes out, or a book with 'soft' colors on it (light pink, light yellow, baby blue, etc).

22. Read a dystopian or apocalyptic book or a book that has a bad date or experience in it.

23. Read a book with a kick-ass (strong, fearless, etc.) female character or a book written by a female author.

24. Read a book with an author that has a pseudonym or a book that has a character that goes through a big change (life, appearance, move, job, etc.)

25. Read a book with skin on the cover

26. Read the second book in a series or a book with a character who is very attached to something or someone.

27. Read a book with insta-love or a book with a wedding or engagement in the story.

28. Read a book that was published in 2008, or has a 2, 0, or 8 in the page count, or a book with a character with a secret.

29. Read a book with a wealthy character or a book with a character who works very hard for their money.

30. Read a book with a character who is a detective, or in the banking industry, or is a 'know-it-all', or a book with several colors on the cover.

Bonus-
1. Read a book with the letters c, b, and s in the title and author's name (combined). Goldilocks and the Bear by Clare London finished 12/25/2018

2. Read a book published in September of any year.

3. Read a book by an author with at least 12 separate works.

4. Read a book published in 2007, or 2018 or 2019

5. Read a book that puts a smile on your face or is a 'comfort' read for you


message 44: by Diane ~Firefly~ (last edited Mar 14, 2019 02:14PM) (new)

Diane ~Firefly~ | 1411 comments Sounds like fun!
probably level 4
30/30 completed
5/5 bonus completed

Tasks for the Big Bang Theory Quarterly Challenge-
1. Johnny Galecki as Leonard Hofstadter:
Read a romance with characters who live near each other
To Seduce A Siren (Southern Sanctuary, #4) by Jane Cousins - 2/24/19
2. Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper:
Read a book set in Texas
Agave Kiss (Corine Solomon, #5) by Ann Aguirre by Ann Aguirre - 12/19/18
3. Kaley Cuoco as Penny:
Read a book with a character in the food industry
Midnight Snacks are Murder (A Poppy McAllister Mystery #2) by Libby Klein by Libby Klein - 1/30/19
4. Simon Helberg as Howard Wolowitz:
Read a book with a sky or on the cover
Indexing (Indexing, #1) by Seanan McGuire - 2/14/19
5. Kunal Nayyar as Rajesh Koothrappali:
Read a book with an animal on the cover or in the story.
Murder on the Oregon Express (Magical Bookshop Mystery, #2) by Samantha Silver by Samantha Silver -2/3/19
6. Sara Gilbert as Leslie Winkle
Read a book with a character comes back home from somewhere else,
Crime and Poetry (Magical Bookshop, #1) by Amanda Flower by Amanda Flower - 1/15/19
7. Melissa Rauch as Bernadette Rostenkowski-Wolowitz
Read a friends to lovers romance and a book with a student in it.
Wrecking Ball (Hard to Love, #1) by P. Dangelico by P. Dangelico - 1/11/19
8. Mayim Bialik as Amy Farrah Fowler
Read a book with a character who uses cell phone
Séances are for Suckers (Eleanor Wilde Mystery #1) by Tamara Berry by Tamara Berry - 12/21/18
9. Kevin Sussman as Stuart Bloom
Read a book with a character who takes care of someone else
The Mane Event (Pride, #1) by Shelly Laurenston - 2/23/19
10. Laura Spencer as Emily Sweeney
Read a book with a weapon on the cover or in the story
Marshmallow S'More Murder (Merry Wrath, #3) by Leslie Langtry - 2/22/19
11. We still don't know Penny's surname-
Read a mystery
The Body in the Attic (A Jazzi Zanders Mystery #1) by Judi Lynn by Judy Lynn - 1/23/19
12. Actress Mayim Bialik has an actual neuroscience PhD in real life
Read a book with a head on the cover.
Freaky Rites (A Mystic Caravan Mystery, #6) by Amanda M. Lee - 2/12/19
13. The cast are also highly skilled musicians
Read a book with a musician
Death of a Country Fried Redneck (Hayley Powell Food and Cocktails Mystery, #2) by Lee Hollis
14. It was completely ripped off in Belarus
Read a book that has had more than one cover
Twisted (Dark Protectors, #5.5) by Rebecca Zanetti - 1/4/19
15. There's a real bee named after Sheldon's catchphrase 'Bazinga'.
Read a book with an author's first or last name that starts with the letter 'B'.
January Exposure by Sunny Benson by Sunny Benson - 12/23/18
16. Jim Parsons has never seen Star Trek
Read a paranormal romance
Tamed (Dark Protectors, #6.5) by Rebecca Zanetti - 2/28/19
17. Sheldon's shirts sometimes convey his mood.
Read a book with a shirt on the cover or a character who is moody.
Pawn of Prophecy (The Belgariad, #1) by David Eddings - 2/27/19
18. CBS gave it a three-season renewal. Twice.
Read a book that has at least 6 books in its series.
Miss Frost Chills The Cheater (Jayne Frost, #6) by Kristen Painter by Kristen Painter - 2/1/19
19. The characters spoke about Mayim Bialik before she was on the show
Read a book with a character that gossips
Witchin' USA (A Moonstone Bay Mystery, #1) by Amanda M. Lee - 2/17/19
20. The elevator scenes are filmed on just one floor
Read the first book in a series
City of the Lost (Rockton, #1) by Kelley Armstrong - 3/14/19
21. 'Soft Kitty' is an actual song
Read a book with a character that could scratch your eyes out
Freaky Hearts (A Mystic Caravan Mystery, #3) by Amanda M. Lee by Amanda M. Lee - 1/14/19
22. The Big Bang Theory might be about the apocalypse
Read a book that has a bad date or experience in it
Enchanted, Inc. (Enchanted, Inc., #1) by Shanna Swendson by Shanna Swendson - 12/28/18 (lots of bad dates, one ignores her, another is crashed by someone else wanting to serenade her)
23. Howard has only female toys
Read a book written by a female author
Freaky Places (A Mystic Caravan Mystery, #5) by Amanda M. Lee by Amanda M. Lee - 1/24/19
24. Penny was originally Katie
Read a book hat has a character that goes through a big change (life, appearance, move, job, etc.)
The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton - 3/11/19
25. Nearly everyone has seen Penny naked
Read a book with skin on the cover
The Cop Who Stole Christmas (Tall, Hot & Texan, #2) by Christie Craig by Christie Craig - 1/21/19
26. Penny has been using the same purse since the second episode of the first season!
Read the second book in a series
Once Upon Stilettos (Enchanted, Inc., #2) by Shanna Swendson by Shanna Swendson - 12/29/18
27. In every single one of the main female characters' first appearances, the first person to speak to them was their future partner.
Read a book witha wedding in the story.
Derby Divas (Zoe Donovan Mystery #8) by Kathi Daley - 2/26/19
28. In 2008, Kaley Cuoco revealed that she and Johnny Galecki secretly dated for two years!
Read a book with a character with a secret.
Freaky Lies (A Mystic Caravan Mystery, #2) by Amanda M. Lee by Amanda M. Lee - 1/13/19 (Poet keeping secret (view spoiler) from her boyfriend)
29. The cast members are some of the world's highest paid tv actors.
Read a book with a wealthy character
Wickedly Dangerous (Baba Yaga, #1) by Deborah Blake by Deborah Blake - 2/2/19
30. There are several board games with a Big Bang Theory theme, including Clue, Trivial Pursuit
Read a book with several colors on the cover.
A Crime of Poison (Silver Six Crafting Mystery #3) by Nancy Haddock

Bonus-
The show premiered on CBS on September 24, 2007.
The twelfth and final season which will run through 2018–19 premiered on September 24, 2018, consisting of 24 episodes.

1. Read a book with the letters c, b, and s in the title and author's name (combined).
Much Ado About Magic (Enchanted, Inc., #5) by Shanna Swendson by Shanna Swendson - 1/17/19
2. Read a book published in September of any year.
Pudding Up With Murder by Julia Buckley by Julia Buckley - 1/8/19
3. Read a book by an author with at least 12 separate works.
The Lady is a Vamp (Argeneau, #17) by Lynsay Sands by Lysany Sands - 12/15/18
4. Read a book published in 2007
Damsel Under Stress (Enchanted, Inc., #3) by Shanna Swendson by Shanna Swendson - 1/1/19
5. Read a book that puts a smile on your face
Don't Hex with Texas (Enchanted, Inc., #4) by Shanna Swendson - 3/2/19


message 45: by Amanda (last edited Jan 31, 2019 11:00PM) (new)

Amanda D. (tinyminx) | 634 comments Big Bag Theory Quarterly Challenge

December 15, 2018- March 14, 2019

Plan on working my way through the levels!

9/30

Bonus: 2/5

Last updated: 2/1

Level 1 -Complete any 5 tasks - I own a t.v.
Level 2 - Complete any 10 tasks - I occasionally watch t.v.
Level 3 - Complete any 15 tasks - I have a few favorite tv shows
Level 4 - Complete any 20 tasks - I want to check out Big Bang Theory
Level 5 - Complete any 25 tasks - I watch Big Bang Theory every week!
Level 6 - Complete all 30 tasks - Big Bang Theory is my favorite tv show!
Bonus- 5 books that can be completed with any level

Tasks

1. Read a romance with characters who live near each other or a romance set in California or a New Adult romance.

2. Read a book set in Texas, or a book with a quirky character, or a book with a child in the story.

3. Read a book with friends in the story, or a book with a character in the food industry, or a character who is in sales.

2/1 - Chef heroine; cider maker hero: Bittersweet

4. Read a book with a sky or stars or clouds on the cover, or a book with a character who is a playboy or who lives with their family.

12/16 - Billionaire playboy hero: The Wrong Billionaire's Bed

5. Read a book set in India, or a book with a shy character, or a book with an animal on the cover or in the story.

6. Read a book with at least 200 ratings or a book with a character comes back home from somewhere else, or a book with a number in the title (spelled out or numerical).

7. Read a friends to lovers or enemies to lovers romance, or a book with a student in it.

8. Read a book with a character who uses a computer, or cell phone, or a book that is lingering on your TBR.

1/15 - Several text exchanges between characters: Risky Play

9. Read a book with an artistic character, or a character who takes care of someone else, or read a graphic novel or comic book.

10. Read a book with a weapon on the cover or in the story, or a book with a character in the medical field.

1/20 - Weapon the cover (arrow): Crazy Cupid Love

11. Read a book with a mysterious character or a mystery or suspenseful romance.

12. Read a book with a nerdy or geeky character or a book with glasses or a head on the cover.

1/21 - Glasses and a head on the cover: Tripped Out

13. Read a book with a musician or a character that listens to music or a musical instrument on the cover.

14. Read a book that has had more than one cover or read a book that is a retelling.

15. Read a book with a title that starts with the letter 'B' or an author's first or last name that starts with the letter 'B'.

16. Read a paranormal or sci-fi or fantasy romance or a book with something that flies on the cover.

1/5 - Sci-fi romance: Nightchaser

17. Read a book with a shirt on the cover or a character who is moody.

18. Read a book that is part of a trilogy or has at least 6 books in its series.

19. Read a book with a character that has a big mouth, or gossips, or a book with a mouth on the cover.

20. Read the first book in a series or a stand-alone title.

1/25 - First book in the Consortium Rebellion series: Polaris Rising

21. 'Read a book with a 'softie' character, or a character that could scratch your eyes out, or a book with 'soft' colors on it (light pink, light yellow, baby blue, etc).

1/1 - Heroine describes hero as "squishy": When a Scot Ties the Knot


22. Read a dystopian or apocalyptic book or a book that has a bad date or experience in it.

23. Read a book with a kick-ass (strong, fearless, etc.) female character or a book written by a female author.

12/19 - Kickass female character; hit woman: In Bed With the Billionaire

24. Read a book with an author that has a pseudonym or a book that has a character that goes through a big change (life, appearance, move, job, etc.)

25. Read a book with skin on the cover

26. Read the second book in a series or a book with a character who is very attached to something or someone.

27. Read a book with insta-love or a book with a wedding or engagement in the story.

28. Read a book that was published in 2008, or has a 2, 0, or 8 in the page count, or a book with a character with a secret.

29. Read a book with a wealthy character or a book with a character who works very hard for their money.

30. Read a book with a character who is a detective, or in the banking industry, or is a 'know-it-all', or a book with several colors on the cover.

Bonus

1. Read a book with the letters c, b, and s in the title and author's name (combined).

1/9 - C, B, and S in the title and author name: Never Seduce a Scoundrel

2. Read a book published in September of any year.

1/13 - Published September 20, 2016: Her Halloween Treat

3. Read a book by an author with at least 12 separate works.

4. Read a book published in 2007, or 2018 or 2019

5. Read a book that puts a smile on your face or is a 'comfort' read for you.

Finished books

The Wrong Billionaire's Bed (Billionaire Boys Club, #3) by Jessica Clare In Bed With the Billionaire (Nine Circles, #5) by Jackie Ashenden When a Scot Ties the Knot (Castles Ever After, #3) by Tessa Dare Nightchaser (Endeavor, #1) by Amanda Bouchet Never Seduce a Scoundrel (School For Heiresses, #1) by Sabrina Jeffries Her Halloween Treat (Men at Work, #1) by Tiffany Reisz Risky Play (Red Card, #1) by Rachel Van Dyken Crazy Cupid Love by Amanda Heger Tripped Out (Blacktop Cowboys #8.5; 1001 Dark Nights #66) by Lorelei James Polaris Rising (Consortium Rebellion #1) by Jessie Mihalik Bittersweet (True North, #1) by Sarina Bowen


message 46: by LaurLa (last edited Jun 11, 2019 10:27AM) (new)

LaurLa | 3048 comments The Big Bang Theory Quarterly Challenge
December 15 - March 14

My Big Bang Theory Challenge (msg 49)

Level 6: Big Bang Theory is my favorite tv show! Plus Bonus!

35 of 35 Books Read

Original Main Cast:
Moonlight on Nightingale Way (On Dublin Street, #6) by Samantha Young Beneath the Scars (Masters of the Shadowlands, #13) by Cherise Sinclair The Harbor of Lies (Paradise Valley Mystery #6) by Debra Burroughs Hot Asset (21 Wall Street #1) by Lauren Layne A Necessary Evil (Maggie O'Dell #5) by Alex Kava
1. Johnny Galecki as Leonard Hofstadter:
🔹Read a romance with characters who live near each other
🔹Moonlight on Nightingale Way ~ Samantha Young ~ 12.22 ★★★★
2. Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper:
🔹Read a book with a child in the story
🔹Beneath the Scars ~ Cherise Sinclair ~ 01.08 ★★★★
3. Kaley Cuoco as Penny:
🔹Read a book with friends in the story
🔹The Harbor of Lies ~ Debra Burroughs ~ 02.10 ★★★
4. Simon Helberg as Howard Wolowitz:
🔹Read a book a character who is a playboy
🔹Hot Asset ~ Lauren Layne ~ 12.17 ★★★★
5. Kunal Nayyar as Rajesh Koothrappali:
🔹Read a book with an animal in the story
🔹A Necessary Evil ~ Alex Kava ~ 12.17 ★★★

Additional Cast:
One King's Way (On Dublin Street, #6.5) by Samantha Young How the Cowboy Was Won by Lori Wilde The Marriage Fix (Billionaire Games #3) by Sandra Edwards Frozen Heat (Nikki Heat, #4) by Richard Castle Snow Blind (PI Julie Collins #4) by Lori G. Armstrong
6. Sara Gilbert as Leslie Winkle:
🔹Read a book with a number in the title
🔹One King's Way ~ Samantha Young ~ 12.27 ★★★
7. Melissa Rauch as Bernadette Rostenkowski-Wolowitz:
🔹Read a friends to lovers
🔹How the Cowboy Was Won ~ Lori Wilde ~ 01.23 ★★★
8. Mayim Bialik as Amy Farrah Fowler:
🔹Read a book that is lingering on your tbr
🔹The Marriage Fix ~ Sandra Edwards ~ 12.16 ★★★
9. Kevin Sussman as Stuart Bloom:
🔹Read a book with an artistic character
🔹Frozen Heat ~ Richard Castle ~ 12.30 ★★★★
10. Laura Spencer as Emily Sweeney:
🔹Read a book with a weapon on the cover
🔹Snow Blind ~ Lori G. Armstrong ~ 12.19 ★★★★

Fun Facts:
Hot for Fireman (The Bachelor Firemen of San Gabriel, #2) by Jennifer Bernard Geek Girls Don't Date Dukes (Geek Girls, #2) by Gina Lamm Rock My World (Black Falcon, #2.5) by Michelle A. Valentine Love and Smoke by Jennifer Blake Now That I've Found You (New York Sullivans #1; The Sullivans #15) by Bella Andre Yellowstone Heart Song (Yellowstone Romance, #1) by Peggy L. Henderson The New Deputy in Town (Whitehorse Montana, #2) by B.J. Daniels No Strings Attached (Razor Bay, #3) by Susan Andersen A Date with Fate (The Adventures of Anabel Axelrod, #1) by Tracy Ellen Sex and Key Lime Pie by Kat Attalla
11. We still don't know Penny's surname:
🔹Read a mystery or suspenseful romance
🔹Hot for Fireman ~ Jennifer Bernard ~ 02.17 ★★★
12. Actress Mayim Bialik has an actual neuroscience PhD in real life:
🔹Read a book with a nerdy or geeky character
🔹Geek Girls Don't Date Dukes ~ Gina Lamm ~ 01.15 ★★★
13. The cast are also highly skilled musicians:
🔹Read a book with a musician
🔹Rock My World ~ Michele A. Valentine ~ 01.23 ★★★
14. It was completely ripped off in Belarus:
🔹Read a book that has had more than one cover
🔹Love and Smoke ~ Jennifer Blake ~ 03.13 ★★★
15. There's a real bee named after Sheldon's catchphrase 'Bazinga':
🔹Read a book with an author's first or last name that starts with the letter 'B'
🔹Now That I've Found You ~ Bella Andre ~ 01.12 ★★★★
16. Jim Parsons has never seen Star Trek:
🔹Read a paranormal or sci-fi or fantasy romance
🔹Yellowstone Heart Song ~ Peggy L. Henderson ~ 01.22 ★★★
17. Sheldon's shirts sometimes convey his mood:
🔹Read a book with a shirt on the cover
🔹The New Deputy in Town ~ B.J. Daniels ~ 03.12 ★★★
18. CBS gave it a three-season renewal. Twice:
🔹Read a book that is part of a trilogy
🔹No Strings Attached ~ Susan Andersen ~ 03.11 ★★★★
19. The characters spoke about Mayim Bialik before she was on the show:
🔹Read a book a mouth on the cover
🔹A Date with Fate ~ Ellen Tracy ~ 03.13 ★★★★★
20. The elevator scenes are filmed on just one floor:
🔹Read the a stand-alone title
🔹Sex and Key Lime Pie ~ Kat Attalla ~ 01.25 ★★★

Savor the Moment (Bride Quartet, #3) by Nora Roberts Beyond Jealousy (Beyond, #4) by Kit Rocha Damaged (Maggie O'Dell, #8) by Alex Kava Fantasy in Death (In Death, #30) by J.D. Robb Secrets Exposed Fallen Hero (The Outsider Series, #2) by Lorhainne Eckhart Montana Reunion (Montana, #1) by Soraya M. Lane Tactical Strike (Bagram Special Ops, #2) by Kaylea Cross A Steele for Christmas (Forged of Steele #9) by Brenda Jackson A Baby of Her Own (Dundee, Idaho, #1) by Brenda Novak
21. 'Soft Kitty' is an actual song:
🔹Read a book with 'soft' colors on it
🔹Savor the Moment ~ Nora Roberts ~ 02.19 ★★★★
22. The Big Bang Theory might be about the apocalypse:
🔹Read a dystopian or apocalyptic book
🔹Beyond Jealousy ~ Kit Rocha ~ 01.26 ★★★★
23. Howard has only female toys:
🔹Read a book with a kick-ass (strong, fearless, etc.) female character
🔹Damaged ~ Alex Kava ~ 03.14 ★★★
24. Penny was originally Katie:
🔹Read a book with an author that has a pseudonym
🔹Fantasy in Death ~ J.D. Robb ~ 02.22 ★★★★
25. Nearly everyone has seen Penny naked:
🔹Read a book with skin on the cover
🔹Secrets Exposed ~ Lisa Renee Jones ~ 03.10 ★★★★
26. Penny has been using the same purse since the second episode of the first season!:
🔹Read the second book in a series
🔹Fallen Hero ~ Lorhainne Eckhart ~ 02.05 ★★★
27. In every single one of the main female characters' first appearances, the first person to speak to them was their future partner:
🔹Read a book with a wedding or engagement in the story
🔹Montana Reunion ~ Soraya Lane ~ 03.03 ★★★
28. In 2008, Kaley Cuoco revealed that she and Johnny Galecki secretly dated for two years!:
🔹Read a book that has a 2, 0, or 8 in the page count
🔹Tactical Strike ~ Kaylea Cross ~ 01.20 ★★★★
29. The cast members are some of the world's highest paid tv actors:
🔹Read a book with a wealthy character
🔹A Steele for Christmas ~ Brenda Jackson ~ 02.23 ★★★
30. There are several board games with a Big Bang Theory theme, including Clue, Trivial Pursuit:
🔹Read a book with several colors on the cover
🔹A Baby of Her Own ~ Brenda Novak ~ 02.27 ★★★★

Bonus
Bite Me If You Can (Argeneau #6) by Lynsay Sands Deadly Heat (Nikki Heat, #5) by Richard Castle Exposed (Maggie O'Dell, #6) by Alex Kava Fatal Chaos (Fatal, #12) by Marie Force The Darkest Promise (Lords of the Underworld, #13) by Gena Showalter
The show premiered on CBS on September 24, 2007
The twelfth and final season which will run through 2018–19 premiered on
September 24, 2018, consisting of 24 episodes

Read a book with the letters c, b, and s in the title and author's name (combined)
🔹Bite Me If You Can ~ Lynsay Sands ~ 12.24 ★★★★
Read a book published in September of any year
🔹Deadly Heat ~ Richard Castle ~ 01.10 ★★★★
Read a book by an author with at least 12 separate works
🔹Exposed ~ Alex Kava ~ 12.25 ★★★★
Read a book published in 2007, or 2018 or 2019
🔹Fatal Chaos ~ Marie Force ~ 01.17 ★★★★
Read a book that puts a smile on your face or is a 'comfort' read for you
🔹The Darkest Promise ~ Gena Showalter ~ 01.30 ★★★★


message 47: by jenny (last edited Mar 18, 2019 12:47AM) (new)

jenny (ynnej405) | 353 comments The Big Bang Theory Quarterly Challenge
December 15, 2018- March 14, 2019

✔Level 2 - I occasionally watch t.v.
✔Level 3 - I have a few favorite tv shows

15/15 Completed


I'm in! Even though I love The Big Bang Theory, I'll have to go with Level 2!


✔1. Johnny Galecki as Leonard Hofstadter:
Read a romance with characters who live near each other or a romance set in California or a New Adult romance: Royally Yours - MPG Romance + New Adult - ★★★ (Date read: 2/5)

✔2. Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper:
Read a book set in Texas, or a book with a quirky character, or a book with a child in the story: Not Quite Dating - Child in the story (Danny) - ★★★ (Date read: 12/17)

✔3. Kaley Cuoco as Penny:
Read a book with friends in the story, or a book with a character in the food industry, or a character who is in sales: Maybe Now - Friends in the story - ★★★★ (Date read: 1/1)

✔4. Simon Helberg as Howard Wolowitz:
Read a book with a sky or stars or clouds on the cover, or a book with a character who is a playboy or who lives with their family: The Simple Wild - big cloud on the cover: The Simple Wild by K.A. Tucker - ★★★★★ (Date read: 2/22)

✔5. Kunal Nayyar as Rajesh Koothrappali:
Read a book set in India, or a book with a shy character, or a book with an animal on the cover or in the story: Bulldozer - dog Roxy in the story - ★★★★★ (Date read: 1/15)

✔6. Sara Gilbert as Leslie Winkle:
Read a book with at least 200 ratings or a book with a character comes back home from somewhere else, or a book with a number in the title (spelled out or numerical): One True Loves - Jesse comes back home from being lost at sea - ★★★★ (Date read: 1/21)

✔7. Melissa Rauch as Bernadette Rostenkowski-Wolowitz:
Read a friends to lovers or enemies to lovers romance, or a book with a student in it: Before Jamaica Lane - friends to lovers romance - ★★★★★ (Date read: 1/6)

✔8. Mayim Bialik as Amy Farrah Fowler:
Read a book with a character who uses a computer, or cell phone, or a book that is lingering on your tbr: Verity - Lowen uses a laptop - ★★★★★ (Date read: 12/22)

✔9. Kevin Sussman as Stuart Bloom:
Read a book with an artistic character, or a character who takes care of someone else, or read a graphic novel or comic book: The Chase - Fitz is an artist - ★★★★ (Date read: 1/11)

✔10. Laura Spencer as Emily Sweeney:
Read a book with a weapon on the cover or in the story, or a book with a character in the medical field: Cocky Roommate - Weston is a surgeon - ★★★ (Date read: 2/1)

✔11. We still don't know Penny's surname-
Read a book with a mysterious character or a mystery or suspenseful romance: You - MPG Mystery - ★★★★ (Date read: 1/28)

12. Actress Mayim Bialik has an actual neuroscience PhD in real life
Read a book with a nerdy or geeky character or a book with glasses or a head on the cover.

✔13. The cast are also highly skilled musicians
Read a book with a musician or a character that listens to music or a musical instrument on the cover: Idol - both MC's are musicians - ★★ (Date read: 2/11)

✔14. It was completely ripped off in Belarus
Read a book that has had more than one cover or read a book that is a retelling: The Kiss Quotient - there are two different covers - ★★★★ (Date read: 2/15)

15. There's a real bee named after Sheldon's catchphrase 'Bazinga'.
Read a book with a title that starts with the letter 'B' or an author's first or last name that starts with the letter 'B'.

✔16. Jim Parsons has never seen Star Trek
Read a paranormal or sci-fi or fantasy romance or a book with something that flies on the cover: Josh and Hazel's Guide to Not Dating - Airplane on the cover: Josh and Hazel's Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren - ★★★★ (Date read: 2/26)

17. Sheldon's shirts sometimes convey his mood.
Read a book with a shirt on the cover or a character who is moody.

18. CBS gave it a three-season renewal. Twice.
Read a book that is part of a trilogy or has at least 6 books in its series.

19. The characters spoke about Mayim Bialik before she was on the show
Read a book with a character that has a big mouth, or gossips, or a book with a mouth on the cover.

✔20. The elevator scenes are filmed on just one floor
Read the first book in a series or a stand-alone title: Whiskey Lullaby - stand-alone book - ★★★ (Date read: 3/1)

21. 'Soft Kitty' is an actual song
Read a book with a 'softie' character, or a character that could scratch your eyes out, or a book with 'soft' colors on it (light pink, light yellow, baby blue, etc).

22. The Big Bang Theory might be about the apocalypse
Read a dystopian or apocalyptic book or a book that has a bad date or experience in it.

23. Howard has only female toys
Read a book with a kick-ass (strong, fearless, etc.) female character or a book written by a female author.

24. Penny was originally Katie
Read a book with an author that has a pseudonym or a book that has a character that goes through a big change (life, appearance, move, job, etc.)

25. Nearly everyone has seen Penny naked
Read a book with skin on the cover

26. Penny has been using the same purse since the second episode of the first season!
Read the second book in a series or a book with a character who is very attached to something or someone.

27. In every single one of the main female characters' first appearances, the first person to speak to them was their future partner.
Read a book with insta-love or a book with a wedding or engagement in the story.

28. In 2008, Kaley Cuoco revealed that she and Johnny Galecki secretly dated for two years!
Read a book that was published in 2008, or has a 2, 0, or 8 in the page count, or a book with a character with a secret.

29. The cast members are some of the world's highest paid tv actors.
Read a book with a wealthy character or a book with a character who works very hard for their money.

30. There are several board games with a Big Bang Theory theme, including Clue, Trivial Pursuit
Read a book with a character who is a detective, or in the banking industry, or is a 'know-it-all', or a book with several colors on the cover.


message 48: by Tania (last edited Mar 01, 2019 03:24AM) (new)

Tania | 196 comments The Big Bang Theory Quarterly Challenge
December 15, 2018- March 14, 2019

Level 5-Complete any 25 tasks- I watch Big Bang Theory every week!


1. Johnny Galecki as Leonard Hofstadter: Bound Together

2. Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper: What We Find

3. Kaley Cuoco as Penny: Leopard's Run

4. Simon Helberg as Howard Wolowitz: Earth Bound

5. Kunal Nayyar as Rajesh Koothrappali: Any Day Now

6. Sara Gilbert as Leslie Winkle Fire Bound

7. Melissa Rauch as Bernadette Rostenkowski-Wolowitz Prisoner of Night

8. Mayim Bialik as Amy Farrah Fowler Burn Rate

9. Kevin Sussman as Stuart Bloom Until You're Mine

10. Laura Spencer as Emily Sweeney The Best of Us

11. We still don't know Penny's surname Dark Sentinel

12. Mayim Bialik has an actual neuroscience PhD in real life The Family Gathering

13. The cast are also highly skilled musicians Vengeance Road

14. It was completely ripped off in Belarus Me Without You

15. There's a real bee named after Sheldon's catchphrase 'Bazinga'. The Billionaire Next Door

16. Jim Parsons has never seen Star Trek Vampires Like It Hot

17. Sheldon's shirts sometimes convey his mood. The Cowboy Wins a Bride

18. CBS gave it a three-season renewal. Dark Water

19. The characters spoke about Mayim Bialik before she was on the show Wicked Soldier: A High Octane Action Thriller

20. The elevator scenes are filmed on just one floor Zeb Carter

21. 'Soft Kitty' is an actual song Chasing Christmas Eve

22. The Big Bang Theory might be about the apocalypse Wave

23. Howard has only female toys Playing for Keeps

24. Penny was originally Katie The Cowboy's E-Mail Order Bride

25. Nearly everyone has seen Penny naked The Navy SEAL's Christmas Bride

26. Penny has been using the same purse since the second episode of the first season! Gray Redemption

27. In every single one of the main female characters' first appearances, the first person to speak to them was their future partner. The Cowboy Imports a Bride

28. In 2008, Kaley Cuoco revealed that she and Johnny Galecki secretly dated for two years! Gray Justice

29. The cast members are some of the world's highest paid tv actors. Rocky Mountain Miracle

30. There are several board games with a Big Bang Theory theme Hot Winter Nights


message 49: by MyzanM (last edited Dec 22, 2018 07:39AM) (new)

MyzanM | 317 comments I missed this one, but I’m in!

The Big Bang Theory Quarterly Challenge
December 15, 2018- March 14, 2019

Completed: 0/30

Bonus: 0/5

Level 1 -Complete any 5 tasks - I own a t.v.
Level 2 - Complete any 10 tasks - I occasionally watch t.v.
Level 3 - Complete any 15 tasks - I have a few favorite tv shows
Level 4 - Complete any 20 tasks - I want to check out Big Bang Theory
Level 5 - Complete any 25 tasks - I watch Big Bang Theory every week!
Level 6 - Complete all 30 tasks - Big Bang Theory is my favorite tv show!
Bonus- 5 books that can be completed with any level

Tasks

1. Read a romance with characters who live near each other or a romance set in California or a New Adult romance.

2. Read a book set in Texas, or a book with a quirky character, or a book with a child in the story.

3. Read a book with friends in the story, or a book with a character in the food industry, or a character who is in sales.

4. Read a book with a sky or stars or clouds on the cover, or a book with a character who is a playboy or who lives with their family.

12/16 - Billionaire playboy hero: The Wrong Billionaire's Bed

5. Read a book set in India, or a book with a shy character, or a book with an animal on the cover or in the story.

6. Read a book with at least 200 ratings or a book with a character comes back home from somewhere else, or a book with a number in the title (spelled out or numerical).

7. Read a friends to lovers or enemies to lovers romance, or a book with a student in it.

8. Read a book with a character who uses a computer, or cell phone, or a book that is lingering on your TBR.

9. Read a book with an artistic character, or a character who takes care of someone else, or read a graphic novel or comic book.

10. Read a book with a weapon on the cover or in the story, or a book with a character in the medical field.

11. Read a book with a mysterious character or a mystery or suspenseful romance.

12. Read a book with a nerdy or geeky character or a book with glasses or a head on the cover.

13. Read a book with a musician or a character that listens to music or a musical instrument on the cover.

14. Read a book that has had more than one cover or read a book that is a retelling.

15. Read a book with a title that starts with the letter 'B' or an author's first or last name that starts with the letter 'B'.

16. Read a paranormal or sci-fi or fantasy romance or a book with something that flies on the cover.

17. Read a book with a shirt on the cover or a character who is moody.

18. Read a book that is part of a trilogy or has at least 6 books in its series.

19. Read a book with a character that has a big mouth, or gossips, or a book with a mouth on the cover.

20. Read the first book in a series or a stand-alone title.

21. 'Read a book with a 'softie' character, or a character that could scratch your eyes out, or a book with 'soft' colors on it (light pink, light yellow, baby blue, etc).

22. Read a dystopian or apocalyptic book or a book that has a bad date or experience in it.

23. Read a book with a kick-ass (strong, fearless, etc.) female character or a book written by a female author.

24. Read a book with an author that has a pseudonym or a book that has a character that goes through a big change (life, appearance, move, job, etc.)

25. Read a book with skin on the cover

26. Read the second book in a series or a book with a character who is very attached to something or someone.

27. Read a book with insta-love or a book with a wedding or engagement in the story.

28. Read a book that was published in 2008, or has a 2, 0, or 8 in the page count, or a book with a character with a secret.

29. Read a book with a wealthy character or a book with a character who works very hard for their money.

30. Read a book with a character who is a detective, or in the banking industry, or is a 'know-it-all', or a book with several colors on the cover.

Bonus

1. Read a book with the letters c, b, and s in the title and author's name (combined).

2. Read a book published in September of any year.

3. Read a book by an author with at least 12 separate works.

4. Read a book published in 2007, or 2018 or 2019

5. Read a book that puts a smile on your face or is a 'comfort' read for you.


message 50: by Jodie (last edited Jan 04, 2019 09:59AM) (new)

Jodie (dubious_ks) | 37 comments Level 2: 5 /10

✔️Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper: Read a book with a child in the story...
Dirty Santa A Holiday MC Romance by Daphne Loveling , 12/20/18, 3*

✔️Kaley Cuoco as Penny: Read a book with friends in the story & a character who is in sales...
Keeping 6 (Rock Point, #1) by Freya Barker , 12/30/18, 3.5*

✔️Sara Gilbert as Leslie Winkle: Read a book with at least 200 ratings...
On the Edge (The Edge, #1) by Ilona Andrews , 1/2/19, 4*

✔️14. It was completely ripped off in Belarus-Read a book that has had more than one cover
More than Meets the Ink (Bowen Boys, #1) by Elle Aycart Bad Boy (Inked Series #1) by Elle Aycart More than Meets the Ink (The Bowen Boys #1) by Elle Aycart , 1/4/19, 3*

✔️15. There's a real bee named after Sheldon's catchphrase 'Bazinga'.: Read a book with a title that starts with the letter 'B'
Blackstone (Four Fathers, #1) by J.D. Hollyfield , 1/2/19, 3.5*


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